Mali’s presidential Twitter account became an important news source during the coup attempt in 2012. On 21 March 2012 the president’s Twitter scribe denied the coup attempt tweeting that: “There is no coup in Mali, just a mutiny in the garrison of Kati” The Twitter account of new Prime Minister Moussa Mara also related the ethnic fighting in the country.

Tweets from Mali leaders

President of Mali Ibrahim B. Keita

Ibrahim Keita joined Twitter on 15 October 2011. His campaign account was very active, tweeting as many as ten times a day before going silent on 3 October 2014 once elected. His tweets broadcast a mix of official and conversational messages. The account has only tweeted once in 2014. His last tweet was sent on 14 April 2014 tweeting about addressing his Senegalese brothers in front of Senegal’s parliament.

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Ibrahim B. Keita


Président de la République du

Peer connections (as of April 2015)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 10/15/2011
Language: French
Status: Dormant since 14.04.2014
Tweets/day: 1.96
Retweets: 10%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.77
Replies/Tweet: 0.04
Tweets retweeted: 42%
Most mentioned @YouTube (29), @Mali_2012 (25), @jeune_afrique (24), @liberiapp (21), @AmadouYatt (21), @mashanubian (19), @Babtwittter (16), @Koaci (16), @maliactu (15), @AFRICA24TV (14).
Average of retweets 3

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Presidency of Mali Presidence Mali

The @PresidenceMali is the second best connected Twitter account on the African continent, unilaterally following 70 other world leaders and is mutually connected with 36. The official Twitter account of the presidency is broadcasting the activities of President Ibrahim Keita #IBK, one of its most used hashtags after #Mali. The account is quite active mainly broadcasting official announcements six times per day. In February 2014 the account live tweeted the state visit of the King of Morocco in passionate and minute detail. Every Friday, the account automatically sends a string of “Follow Friday” tweets and #FF has become its most used hashtag.

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Presidence Mali


Fil officiel de la Présidence de la République du #Mali

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 10/12/2011
Language: French
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 5.81
Retweets: 9%
Mentions/Tweet: 1.37
Replies/Tweet: 0.05
Tweets retweeted: 70%
Most mentioned @RPDefense (73), @UN_MINUSMA (47), @MoussaMara2 (46), @Soumailacisse (42), @macky_sall (39), @presidence_faso (38), @zanmatou (38), @malimanie (37), @Fasokan (36), @langegabriels (35).
Average of retweets 4

First tweet

Government of Mali Primature du Mali

Mali’s government created its Twitter account on 20 November 2013 and it is linked to its Facebook page automaticlly tweeting when government news and communiquée are posted there. The @GouvMali tweets on average three times per day but never retweets or @mentions other Twitter users.

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Primature du Mali


Le Premier Ministre est le Chef du Gouvernement, à ce titre, il dirige et coordonne l'action gouvernementale.

Peer connections (as of April 2015)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 11/20/2013
Language: French
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 3.18
Mentions/Tweet: 0.00
Tweets retweeted: 32%
Most mentioned @GouvMali (1).
Average of retweets 2

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Foreign Minister of Mali Abdoulaye Diop

Mali’s Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop, whose Twitter account was previously protected, is now tweeting at irregular intervals. Three quarters of his tweets are retweets, mainly from other government officials and news sources about the country. @AbdoulayeDiop8 is not yet well connected among his peers, mutually following only five other world leaders.

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Abdoulaye Diop


Ministre des Affaires Étrangères du Mali. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mali

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Joined Twitter: 10/26/2011
Language: French
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.25
Retweets: 75%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.08
Replies/Tweet: 0.05
Tweets retweeted: 17%
Most mentioned @DialloAH (2), @LeilaBeratto (2), @RFI (2), @Adouuuu (2), @MichelSidibe (1), @allafrica (1), @GlobalPost (1), @UNAIDS (1), @NelsonMandela (1), @AP (1).
Average of retweets 7

First tweet