Meles Zenawi has been the Prime Minister of Ethiopia since 1995. The Prime Minister first created his Twitter account in 2009 but only tweeted twice that year. The Twitter account then remained silent until April 16th, 2011.
Peer connections (as of 1 July 2012)
- follows unilaterally (2)
- followed unilaterally by (6)
- follows mutually (0)
His tweets have recently become more popular with each of his last four tweets being re-tweeted 10-16 times. However, the Prime Minster has only posted on Twitter a total of 56 times. There are many opinions of Zenawi’s leadership but nevertheless his tweets seem very personal and engaging. “I wanted to upload photos of this moments day but the twitter app on this iPhone is not letting me do it, maybe its the network” (later that day he managed to upload the photos). Meles Zenawi is highly conversational with 37% of his tweets being @replies and mentions other Twitter users in every single tweet. There was a spike in tweets around Ginbot Day on 28 May 2011. The Prime Minister frequently uses the hashtag #Ethiopia, however he only tweeted three times in 2012; the last post being a re-tweet of Bill Gates on 14 May 2012.
Tweet analytics (as of 1 July 2012)
|% Tweets retweeted:||56%|
|Total of retweets:||95|
|@MelesZenawi (10), @Natberh (7), @EPRDF (6), @oromosalafi (6), @tekeste (5).|