Uganda

Uganda’s leadership has adopted Twitter as a means for communication and former Prime Minister @AmamaMbabazi once ranked as the most conversational world leader on Twitter with 96% of his tweets being @replies. President Kaguta Museveni only tweets occasionally while his office, the State House of Uganda specifically tweets the activities of the President.

President of Uganda Yoweri K Museveni

The personal Twitter account of Uganda’s President Kaguta Museveni was registered on 27 March 2010 but he only sent his first tweet on 24 April 2014. @KagutaMuseveni only tweets on rare occasions, mainly personal observations and greetings to his followers. The account also posts pictures of his activities. The first tweet shows him driving an ethanol-powered vehicle has also become his most retweeted tweet so far.

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Yoweri K Museveni

@KagutaMuseveni

President of the Republic of Uganda

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:113
Following:6
Followers:68,538
Joined Twitter: 03/27/2010
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.58
Retweets: 3%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.32
Replies/Tweet: 0.16
Tweets retweeted: 96%
Most mentioned @RugyendoQuotes (4), @UgandaMediaCent (3), @newvisionwire (3), @tumuhaiseray37 (3), @BabloNoor (2), @DailyMonitor (2), @CyrilRamaphosa (2), @RedPepperUG (2), @shawnmubiru (1), @DaltonKaweesa (1)

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Presidency of Uganda State House Uganda

The Twitter account of Uganda’s presidential administration is dedicated to updates of the activities of President Yoweri Museveni. Most tweets begin with “President Yoweri Museveni…” The account has live tweeted his #StateOfTheNation speech and updates followers on the #BudgetDay debate. Not surprisingly the State House Uganda is only following one other account, i.e. the personal account of @KagutaMuseveni.

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State House Uganda

@StateHouseUg

The Official State House Uganda Twitter page. All Information Posted and Viewd on this page are subjected to the State House User Policy.

Peer connections (as of November 2014)

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:817
Following:1
Followers:7,856
Joined Twitter: 05/27/2011
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.65
Retweets:
Mentions/Tweet: 0
Replies/Tweet: 0
Tweets retweeted: 51%
Most mentioned @KagutaMuseveni (2), @SMSMediaUganda (1), @niyimic (1)

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Prime Minister of Uganda Ruhakana Rugunda

Ugandan Prime Minister and the new Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda started his Twitter activity on 19 September 2014 when he was appointed and that is also his most retweeted tweet so far. @RuhakanaRugunda tweets only every second day and has yet to create a large following. Half of his tweets are retweets of other accounts.

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Ruhakana Rugunda

@RuhakanaRugunda

The PM of Uganda

Peer connections (as of November 2014)

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:35
Following:15
Followers:215
Joined Twitter: 09/19/2014
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.76
Retweets: 51%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.26
Replies/Tweet: 0.11
Tweets retweeted: 23%
Most mentioned @AmamaMbabazi (2), @Kambarara (2), @YoweriKMuseveni (1), @AmpurireRonald (1), @ntvuganda (1), @DailyMonitor (1), @chemangey (1)

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Government of Uganda Uganda Media Centre

Is the official account of the government of Uganda informing about the activities of President Yoweri Museveni. The account is managed by the center for public communications and tweets in English. On average the governments tweets nine times a day and is fairly conversational with 13% of replies and a mention in every second tweet. The account uses on average four hashtags per tweet mainly #Uganda and #Museveni. The account is only mutually connected to @RepSouthSudan.

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Uganda Media Centre

@UgandaMediaCent

The Government of Uganda's Official centre for Public Communications

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:6,225
Following:162
Followers:17,538
Joined Twitter: 10/26/2011
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 12.43
Retweets: 9%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.78
Replies/Tweet: 0.2
Tweets retweeted: 54%
Most mentioned @KagutaMuseveni (541), @OfwonoOpondo (308), @lindahNabusayi (282), @RuhakanaR (66), @MakerereU (66), @AmamaMbabazi (66), @SarahKagingo (61), @URAuganda (56), @RepSouthSudan (47), @jumuiya (47)

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Foreign Minister of Uganda Sam Kutesa

Uganda’s Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa’s Twitter experience was rather short-lived. His personal Twitter campaign account was active for only one week in January 2011, sending four tweets kicking off his election campaign.

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Sam Kutesa

@samkutesa

Vote Sam KUTESA Trusted experience, committed to the community: dedicated to progress in UGANDA. Taking action, getting results

Peer connections (as of November 2014)

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:4
Following:5
Followers:177
Joined Twitter: 01/10/2011
Language: English
Status: Dormant since 17.02.2011
Tweets/day: 0
Retweets:
Mentions/Tweet:
Replies/Tweet:
Tweets retweeted: 25%
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Foreign Ministry of Uganda UgandaMFA

@UgandaMFA joined Twitter in July 2013, but has posted less than 60 times in the last year. It occasionally replies to users and sometimes posts pictures. The account has been dormant from September 2013 to March 2014. The foreign ministry of Uganda has n

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:61
Following:56
Followers:276
Joined Twitter: 07/24/2013
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.13
Retweets: 15%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.34
Replies/Tweet: 0.1
Tweets retweeted: 44%
Most mentioned @PaulKagame (8), @UKenyatta (3), @UgandaMediaCent (1), @newvisionwire (1), @ronaldtibz (1), @mulekezi (1), @ntvuganda (1), @MIA_UG (1), @JohnKerry (1), @veooz (1)

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