Senegal

Political leaders in Senegal have taken to Twitter during the presidential elections in 2012 which put an end to the reign of Abdoulaye Wade who had been president of Senegal since 2000.

President of Senegal Macky SALL

Senegal’s President Macky Sall naturally tweets in French and began tweeting on 1 October 2010. Although the account is written in the first person President Macky Sall does not tweet himself. He does occasionally sign his personal tweets MS. His team generally intermittently on important occasions and posts selected quotes from his speeches. In 2012 the Twitter feed was directly linked to his Facebook page automatically generating tweets whenever a new photo is uploaded or a news item was posted. President @Macky_Sall is unilaterally following 14 other world leaders and mutually connected to four other African leaders and the French foreign ministry.

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Macky SALL

@macky_sall

Page Officielle du Président de la République du Sénégal

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:785
Following:810
Followers:39,537
Joined Twitter: 10/01/2010
Language: French
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.55
Retweets: 0%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.05
Replies/Tweet: 0.02
Tweets retweeted: 55%
Most mentioned @YouTube (19), @ifri (8), @adosolutions (2), @hier (1), @Meeting (1), @visite (1), @en (1), @2stvsenegal (1), @TV5MONDE (1), @SOROKGUILLAUME (1)

First tweet

Foreign Minister of Senegal Mankeur Ndiaye

Senegal’s Foreign Minister Mankeur Ndiaye is on Twitter since 12 November 2013 but he is not very active. @MankeurNdiaye has only posted five tweets since the beginning of 2014. The foreign minister is mutually following only his counterpart in Kosovo @Enver_Hoxhaj and Kosovo’s foreign ministry @MFAKosovo following a meeting between the two men in February 2014. His most retweeted tweet is about the arrest of a Russian ship which he hoped could not tarnish the diplomatic relations between the two countries.

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Mankeur Ndiaye

@MankeurNdiaye

Ministre des Affaires étrangères et des Sénégalais de l'Extérieugouv.sn/Monsieur-Manke…3tCbk

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:16
Following:26
Followers:425
Joined Twitter: 11/12/2013
Language: French
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.05
Retweets: 19%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.25
Replies/Tweet: 0.25
Tweets retweeted: 69%
Most mentioned @AmnestySenegal (1), @macky_sall (1), @BoussoDrame (1), @cypher007 (1)

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