Egypt

Egypt’s governmental Twitter accounts have all been victims of the military coup in July 2013 and their activity has been disrupted and sometimes discontinued. The Egyptian Presidency Twitter account @EgyPresidency, set up on January 2013 under former President Morsi has been dormant since his ouster on July 2013 and all tweets have been deleted. In the last tweet the presidency urged “everyone to adhere to peacefulness and avoid shedding blood of fellow countrymen”.

Tweets from Egypt leaders

President of Egypt Abdelfattah Elsisi

Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi is Egyptian President since 8 June 2014 and joined Twitter on March 2014. His team frequently tweets pictures and videos of him at official occasions and links to posts from his Instagram or Facebook accounts. He is not yet following any other Twitter user and only three governments are following him.

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Abdelfattah Elsisi

@AlsisiOfficial

الحساب الرسمي للرئيس عبدالفتاح السيسي رئيس جمهورية مصر العربية - تنتهي تغريدات الرئيس السيسي بكلمة #الرئيس

Peer connections (as of April 2015)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:867
Following:0
Followers:284,498
Joined Twitter: 03/30/2014
Language: Arabic
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 2.66
Retweets: 4%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.00
Replies/Tweet:
Tweets retweeted: 96%
Most mentioned @AlsisiOfficial (4).
Average of retweets 157

First tweet

Prime Minister of Egypt ابراهيم محلب

The Egyptian Prime Minister, Ibrahim Mahlab is @Ibrahim_Mahlab started a Twitter account on 26 February 2014 but has only tweeted three times. His last and most popular tweet is a tweet announcing his swearing in on 1 March 2014.The account is not verified and despite having more than 12,000 followers there are question marks regarding its veracity.

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ابراهيم محلب

@Ibrahim_Mahlab

Ibrahim Mahlab, Egypt's prime minister الحساب الرسمي

Peer connections (as of April 2015)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:3
Following:0
Followers:12,472
Joined Twitter: 03/27/2013
Language: Arabic
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.01
Retweets:
Mentions/Tweet: 0.67
Replies/Tweet:
Tweets retweeted: 100%
Most mentioned @Ibrahim_Mahlab (2).
Average of retweets 16

First tweet

Government of Egypt Egyptian Cabinet

The Twitter account of the Egyptian cabinet @Cabinet_EG was launched just after the beginning of the revolution in March 2011 as a platform to broadcast all the political news about the prime minister and the government. On on 2 July 2013 the account condemned “President Morsi’s speech which will lead to civil war” and “congratulating Egyptians for having ousted the regime”. Since the coup the account seems to have been dissociated from the government’s Facebook page which has 1.7 million likes and doesn’t seem to be official anymore. The account only tweets intermittently in English and in Arabic including @replies to the @UKParliament and posting gory archive pictures of a shooting in Cairo.

Peer connections (as of April 2015)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:3,850
Following:0
Followers:171,531
Joined Twitter: 03/02/2011
Language: Arabic/English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 2.20
Retweets:
Mentions/Tweet: 0.00
Replies/Tweet: 0.00
Tweets retweeted: 85%
Most mentioned @cnni (2), @UKParliament (2), @Cabinet_eg (2).
Average of retweets 8

First tweet

Foreign Ministry of Egypt MOFA Egypt

"Egypt’s foreign ministry has linked the Twitter account to its Facebook page, automatically tweeting its Facebook posts to its Twitter stream. The foreign ministry posts exclusively in Arabic on average more than seven times a day but never @replies or @mentions other users. @mofaegypt is unilaterally followed by 32 other world leaders, but has not reciprocated and doesn’t follow any other Twitter user.

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MOFA Egypt

@MOFAEGYPT

الصفحة الرسمية لوزارة الخارجية المصرية The Official Site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt

Peer connections (as of April 2015)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:6,725
Following:0
Followers:15,049
Joined Twitter: 03/01/2011
Language: Arabic
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 7.64
Retweets:
Mentions/Tweet:
Replies/Tweet:
Tweets retweeted: 21%
Most mentioned
Average of retweets 2

First tweet