Ghana

In Ghana the President John Dramani Mahama and Foreign Minister Hannat Tetteh are both personally active on Twitter.

President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama

The personal Twitter account of the President of Ghana @JDMahama was set up on 30 July 2012. The tweets of John Dramani Mahama are sent on the go mainly from an iPhone and sometimes from a Blackberry and an Android device. The president’s staff tweets on average every second day and so far only two tweets were signed by him personally JM. The account frequently uses pictures to chronicle his activities including state visits and official meetings. His most popular tweet was sent on 18 January 2014 on the death of Komla Afeke Dumor, a Ghanaian journalist who was the main presenter of the BBC’s Focus on Africa.

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John Dramani Mahama

@JDMahama

Official account of H.E. John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana, run by staff. Tweets by H.E. are signed– JMpresidency.gov.ghUZ

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Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:501
Following:597
Followers:78,315
Joined Twitter: 07/30/2012
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.63
Retweets: 5%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.14
Replies/Tweet: 0.08
Tweets retweeted: 94%
Most mentioned @JDMahama (4), @MuntariOfficial (3), @AyewAndre (3), @KPBofficial (3), @SAPresident (3), @MichaelEssien (3), @ASAMOAH_GYAN3 (3), @Asabob20 (3), @Eforay (2), @richardquest (2)

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Presidency of Ghana Presidency of Ghana

The Presidency of Ghana has an institutional Twitter account set up under former President John Atta Mills on 17 December 2010. The account is dormant since December 2013 and the last tweet was sent on 6 December 2013 about the president speaking on the passing of Nelson Mandela. When the account was active it tweeted on average once a day but rarely @mentioned or @replied other users but used 2.3 hashtags in every single tweet. Its most used hashtags were #Mahama and #Ghana, broadcasting the activities of the president including many pictures of his international trips and meetings. The Ghanaian presidency unilaterally follows 18 other foreign leaders and mutually follows only the government of Montenegro @MEgovernment.

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Presidency of Ghana

@PresidencyGhana

His Excellency President John Mahama was born in Damongo, in the Damango-Daboya constituency of Ghana.

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:952
Following:18
Followers:23,870
Joined Twitter: 12/17/2010
Language: English
Status: Dormant since 6.12.2013
Tweets/day: 0.67
Retweets: 0%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.03
Replies/Tweet: 0.01
Tweets retweeted: 76%
Most mentioned @YouTube (18), @johnattamills (6), @usa (1), @G8 (1), @gov (1), @NelsonMandela (1), @Government (1)

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Foreign Minister of Ghana Hanna Tetteh

Ghana’s Foreign Minister joined Twitter on 2 May 2009 but only started to tweet at the end of 2012. Hanna Tetteh is the fifth most conversational African leader, with two-thirds of her twets being @replies to other Twitter users from her iPad or her iPhone. @HannaTetteh is well connected unilaterally following 37 other world leaders and mutually following 12 peers. She tweets on average every second day and mostly on weekends. Hanna Tetteh tweets personally and doesn’t refrain from comments on world affairs: “Being a Foreign Minister makes me sensitive to the need to be circumspect in commenting on events in other countries but sometimes it's hard” she tweeted on 30 May 2014.

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Hanna Tetteh

@HannaTetteh

Minister of Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration - Ghana. MP - Awutu Senya West. (Opinions are my own & retweets are not endorsements)

Peer connections (as of November 2014)

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:1,102
Following:1,177
Followers:16,249
Joined Twitter: 05/02/2009
Language: English
Status: Active
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