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. President Kaguta Museveni only tweets occasionally while his office, the State House of Uganda specifically tweets the activities of the President.

Tweets from Uganda leaders

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. The team managing the @KagutaMuseveni account tweets the activities of the president including state visits and meetings ften including pictures in the tweets. The first tweet shows him driving an ethanol-powered vehicle has also become his most retweeted tweet so far. @KagutaMuseveni is not yet well connected to his peers, mutually following only @PaulKagame and @UKenyatta.

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Yoweri K Museveni

@KagutaMuseveni

President of the Republic of Uganda

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:342
Following:6
Followers:100,512
Joined Twitter: 03/27/2010
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.02
Retweets: 1%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.11
Replies/Tweet: 0.05
Tweets retweeted: 98%
Most mentioned @RugyendoQuotes (4), @tumuhaiseray37 (3), @UgandaMediaCent (3), @newvisionwire (3), @DailyMonitor (2), @CyrilRamaphosa (2), @BabloNoor (2), @RedPepperUG (2), @morriskays2012 (1), @OfwonoOpondo (1).
Average of retweets 47

First tweet

Presidency of Uganda State House Uganda

The Twitter account of Uganda’s presidential administration is linked to the Facebook page and automatically tweets whenever a new post is published there. The account broadcasts the activities of President Yoweri Museveni such as state visits and his speeches. Most tweets begin with “President Yoweri Museveni…” or NEWS. 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 April 2015)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:1,025
Following:1
Followers:8,898
Joined Twitter: 05/27/2011
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.74
Retweets:
Mentions/Tweet: 0.00
Replies/Tweet: 0.00
Tweets retweeted: 51%
Most mentioned @KagutaMuseveni (2), @SMSMediaUganda (1), @niyimic (1).
Average of retweets 2

First tweet

Government of Uganda Uganda Media Centre

The official account of the government of Uganda informs about the activities of President Yoweri Museveni on average the eleven times per day. The account is managed by the center for public communications and tweets in English and oftern mentions @KagutaMuseveni and spokespersons @OfwonoOpondo and @lindahNabusayi. 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 April 2015)

Tweets:7,461
Following:165
Followers:22,970
Joined Twitter: 10/26/2011
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 10.99
Retweets: 11%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.74
Replies/Tweet: 0.28
Tweets retweeted: 55%
Most mentioned @KagutaMuseveni (751), @OfwonoOpondo (330), @lindahNabusayi (256), @RuhakanaR (68), @URAuganda (56), @KCCAUG (50), @AmamaMbabazi (48), @MIA_UG (42), @defenceuganda (34), @jumuiya (30).
Average of retweets 4

First tweet

Foreign Ministry of Uganda UgandaMFA

The Foreign Ministry of Uganda created a Twitter account on 24 July 2013 but only really activated it in March 2014. The account is linked to its Facebook page, automatically tweeting when a new post is published there. Occasionally the @UgandaMFA posts pictures of the minister at his meetings. @UgandaMFA is well connected to its peers, mutually following 10 other foreign ministries.

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UgandaMFA

@UgandaMFA

Official twitter account of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Republic of Uganda.

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:121
Following:100
Followers:374
Joined Twitter: 07/24/2013
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.20
Retweets: 15%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.19
Replies/Tweet: 0.07
Tweets retweeted: 30%
Most mentioned @PaulKagame (8), @UKenyatta (3), @UgandaMFA (2), @UgandaMediaCent (1), @newvisionwire (1), @ronaldtibz (1), @mulekezi (1), @ntvuganda (1), @MIA_UG (1), @veooz (1).
Average of retweets 2

First tweet