Rwanda

Rwandan political leaders have embraced the power of Twitter to converse directly with their constituents and friends and foes around the world. President Paul Kagame is an avid user of the micro-blogging service, occasionally holding impromptu Twitter chats with his followers and anyone who wants to engage with him.

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President of Rwanda Paul Kagame

Rwanda’s President @PaulKagame ius the most followed African leader on Twitter and he seems to tweet personally. “Yes I answer questions from followers....!”, Rwandan President Paul Kagame tweeted and he is the most conversational world leader on Twitter with 86% of his tweets being @replies to his followers and anyone who wants to discuss African issues with him. It is unclear whether the Rwandan president actually tweets personally after his account was linked to a notorious troll in early 2014. While the @PaulKagame account connects directly with his followers it does not follow any other Twitter users, not even the 48 world leaders who unilaterally follow him. Paul Kagame tweets from his BlackBerry generally in the evening, and the account is most active on Sundays.

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Paul Kagame

@PaulKagame

President of the Republic of Rwanda, write to: paulkagame@gov.rw

Peer connections (as of April 2015)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:2,425
Following:38
Followers:842,260
Joined Twitter: 05/04/2009
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.13
Retweets: 0%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.81
Replies/Tweet: 0.86
Tweets retweeted: 40%
Most mentioned @pkuiper (39), @carolinekere (33), @opio1970 (25), @coldtusker (24), @keeping_itreal (20), @kasujja (17), @jess (17), @Natabaalo (16), @LucyMbabazi (16), @Sentletse (15).
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Presidency of Rwanda Presidency | Rwanda

The institutional Twitter account of the office of the Rwandan President is named after the village where the official residence is located. The account is largely dedicated to the daily activities of President Paul Kagame who is mentioned in the majority of all their tweets. President #Kagame is by far the most prominent hashtag on the Twitter stream. The @Urugwirovillage account is dedicated to live tweeting quotes from his speeches.

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Presidency | Rwanda

@UrugwiroVillage

Official Twitter account of the Office of the President of Rwanda.Your unique opportunity to follow the work of President Paul Kagame on a daily basis.

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:9,771
Following:357
Followers:58,419
Joined Twitter: 01/04/2011
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 7.66
Retweets: 1%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.08
Replies/Tweet: 0.02
Tweets retweeted: 99%
Most mentioned @UKenyatta (41), @PaulKagame (16), @LMushikiwabo (14), @KagutaMuseveni (12), @ITU (9), @BBC (8), @amurekezi (7), @Saddleback (6), @ictpnews (5), @JoeBiden (4).
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Prime Minister of Rwanda Murekezi Anastase

Rwanda’s Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi has been on Twitter since 17 June 2011, but he has only really been active since being appointed Prime Minister on 23 July 2014. @AMurekezi uses Twitter almost exclusively to answer questions from his followers regularly sitting down for Twitter Q&A sessions with the hashtag #TalktoPMRwanda. The account is quite conversational with almost two-thirds of his tweets being @replies to his followers.

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Murekezi Anastase

@amurekezi

PRIME MINISTER OF RWANDA

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:161
Following:37
Followers:5,212
Joined Twitter: 06/17/2011
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.12
Retweets: 4%
Mentions/Tweet: 1.48
Replies/Tweet: 0.63
Tweets retweeted: 59%
Most mentioned @RwandaGov (40), @emkamonyo (13), @Adamour1112 (9), @MININFRA (6), @PrimatureRwanda (5), @JamesMUSONI (5), @Jsabex (4), @ManishimweAlexi (4), @reg_rwanda (4), @Water (4).
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Government of Rwanda Government of Rwanda

The Rwandan government’s Twitter account is characterized by an abundance of retweets. More than half of its tweets are retweets, mainly tweets from the presidential administration @UrugwiroVillage and Rwanda’s national dialogue council @Umushyikirano. Almost every second tweet contains a hashtag with #Rwanda being used in over a third of all its tweets and the account often posts several pictures in iots tweets. The @RwandaGov account is well connected to its peers, mutually following 11 mainly African leaders.

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Government of Rwanda

@RwandaGov

The official Twitter handle of the Government of Rwanda communications@gov.rw

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:10,838
Following:310
Followers:62,533
Joined Twitter: 10/26/2009
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 9.11
Retweets: 55%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.20
Replies/Tweet: 0.02
Tweets retweeted: 43%
Most mentioned @LMushikiwabo (57), @AfDB_Group (56), @DonaldKaberuka (42), @RwandaGov (41), @GasinzigwaOda (31), @claverGatete (19), @ITCnews (18), @amurekezi (17), @ashyaka (15), @statisticsrw (15).
Average of retweets 9

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Government of Rwanda Primature

@PrimatureRwanda is the Twitter account of the office of the Prime Minister of Rwanda and has been operational since 30 January 2012. Tweets are an even mix of the local language Kinyarwanda and English, focused on providing information on Rwanda, service delivery and the activities of the prime minister. The user most mentioned on the account is still former Prime Minister @HabumuremyiP and #Rwanda and #PMFieldVisits are the most used hashtags on its Twitter stream.

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Primature

@PrimatureRwanda

The Office of the Prime Minister of Rwanda

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:3,623
Following:403
Followers:14,441
Joined Twitter: 12/19/2011
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 3.35
Retweets: 17%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.78
Replies/Tweet: 0.04
Tweets retweeted: 60%
Most mentioned @HabumuremyiP (1482), @amurekezi (490), @RwandaGov (31), @RickWarren (28), @jumuiya (28), @RwandParliament (27), @PaulKagame (22), @PSFRwanda1 (13), @rbarwanda (13), @Rwandapolice (13).
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Foreign Minister of Rwanda Louise Mushikiwabo

Rwanda’s Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo (@LMushikiwabo) is among the five most conversational world leaders. 70% of her tweets are @replies and she often chats personally with her followers and does not shy away from confrontation and getting into a Twitter spat with @KenRoth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch in March 2013.

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Louise Mushikiwabo

@Lmushikiwabo

Minister of Foreign Affairs & Cooperation, Rwanda

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:1,285
Following:139
Followers:65,732
Joined Twitter: 02/16/2011
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.86
Retweets: 4%
Mentions/Tweet: 1.36
Replies/Tweet: 0.70
Tweets retweeted: 69%
Most mentioned @PaulKagame (98), @LMushikiwabo (86), @RwandaInfoEng (34), @KenRoth (32), @ianbirrell (32), @MikaSakombi (31), @mukizaedwin (27), @DrTedros (25), @onduhungirehe (24), @yasmalika (22).
Average of retweets 20

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Foreign Ministry of Rwanda Rwanda Foreign Min.

The official Twitter account of Rwanda’s foreign ministry was created on 19 August 2011. @RwandaMFA tweets four times per day with retweets constituting more than two-thirds of them. Rwanda is the main topic of the tweets and the users most retweeted are @UrugwiroVillage, @RwandaGov and @KwibukaRwanda, the official account for the 21th Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. The foreign ministry also retweets tweets from its embassies around the world. @RwandaMFA is well connected to his peers, mutually following 26 other foreign ministries.

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Rwanda MoFA

@RwandaMFA

Official Twitter Account of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Republic of Rwanda

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:4,833
Following:355
Followers:18,106
Joined Twitter: 08/19/2011
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 4.75
Retweets: 68%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.27
Replies/Tweet: 0.02
Tweets retweeted: 29%
Most mentioned @LMushikiwabo (311), @RDBrwanda (22), @RwandaUN (19), @alexanderdecroo (18), @RwandaGov (17), @dreynders (17), @RwandaDay (16), @ashyaka (14), @AmbMukantabana (13), @MinFinanceRw (13).
Average of retweets 7

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