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. The Twitter account of Foreign Minister @AbdoulayeDiop8 is protected.

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

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 10/15/2011
Language: French
Status: Dormant since 14.04.2014
Tweets/day: 2.21
Retweets: 11%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.76
Replies/Tweet: 0.04
Tweets retweeted: 42%
Most mentioned @YouTube (29), @Mali_2012 (25), @jeune_afrique (24), @AmadouYatt (21), @liberiapp (21), @mashanubian (19), @Babtwittter (16), @Koaci (16), @maliactu (15), @Mali24Info (14)

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Presidency of Mali Presidence Mali

The official Twitter account of the @PresidenceMali 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. The presidency of Mali is unilaterally following 75 other world leaders and is mutually connected with 26 peers.

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Presidence Mali


Fil officiel de la Présidence de la République du #Mali

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 10/12/2011
Language: French
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 6.13
Retweets: 10%
Mentions/Tweet: 1.55
Replies/Tweet: 0.06
Tweets retweeted: 67%
Most mentioned @RPDefense (95), @macky_sall (52), @IBK_2013 (51), @MoussaMara2 (49), @Elysee (47), @fhollande (46), @UN_MINUSMA (46), @presidence_faso (45), @adosolutions (43), @Soumailacisse (43)

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Prime Minister of Mali Moussa Mara

Moussa Mara, the Prime Minister of Mali came into power in 2014 but has been on Twitter since September 2012. He tweets on average once a day in French mainly broadcasting official messages from his Facebook page. His most retweeted tweet was sent on 17 May 2014 when he visited Kidal, a hotbed of Tuareg separatism in the far north-east of the country and was met by rebel gunfire. He reassured his followers: “Hi friends. All is well. I am in army camp N°1 under the protection of Malian forces. Keep calm. Stay calm.”

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Moussa Mara


Ancien Premier Ministre du Mali, Expert Comptable de Formation, Président du parti Politique YELEMA(LE CHANGEMENT).

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 09/28/2012
Language: French
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.95
Mentions/Tweet: 0.02
Replies/Tweet: 0.01
Tweets retweeted: 45%
Most mentioned @MoussaMara2 (4), @MAODIANE (1), @abdoulaziz28 (1), @abdoulayetandia (1), @Dailymotion (1), @papyrus0912 (1), @BocoumX (1), @boubakar581 (1), @MUPV2013 (1), @koketraore1 (1)

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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, mainly retweeting tweets from other government officials about the country. @AbdoulayeDiop8 is not yet well connected among his peers, mutually only following @LaurentFabius and the @Presidence_Faso.

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Abdoulaye Diop


Ministre des Affaires Etrangeres, de l'Integration Africaine et de la Cooperation Internationale du Mali. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mali

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 10/26/2011
Language: n/a
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.15
Retweets: 71%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.11
Replies/Tweet: 0.07
Tweets retweeted: 14%
Most mentioned @DialloAH (2), @UNAIDS (1), @MichelSidibe (1), @NelsonMandela (1), @NariBusiPsych (1), @AP (1), @Heifer (1), @allafrica (1), @GlobalPost (1), @LaurentFabius (1)

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