Uganda

Ugandan Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi is the most conversational world leader on Twitter with 96% of his tweets being @replies to questions from his followers. President Kaguta Museveni on the other hand 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, inspired by Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi. @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 vehicule has also become his most retweeted tweet so far.

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Yoweri K Museveni

@KagutaMuseveni

President of the Republic of Uganda

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Tweets:16
Following:1
Followers:39,491
Joined Twitter: 03/27/2010
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.34
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Tweets retweeted: 100%
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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.

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Tweets:732
Following:1
Followers:6,537
Joined Twitter: 05/27/2011
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.65
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Mentions/Tweet: 0.01
Replies/Tweet: 0.01
Tweets retweeted: 46%
Most mentioned @KagutaMuseveni (2), @SMSMediaUganda (1), @niyimic (1).

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Prime Minister of Uganda Amama Mbabazi

Ugandan Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi started his Twitter account in 2009 around the time he was elected Minister for Security in the Ugandan Cabinet. @AmamaMbabazi is notably the most conversational world leader on Twitter with 1.72 tweets per day and 95% of his tweets being @replies to other users, making him a shining example of how world leaders can engage directly with their constituents. In mid-March 2012 he @mentioned key influencers such as @JustinBieber, @LadyGaga, @BillGates @RyanSeacrest, @TaylorSwift13, @Oprah and @Rihanna on Twitter to counter the effects of the Kony viral video to stress that the warlord Joseph Kony was no longer in Uganda and invited them “to visit the Pearl of Africa & see the peace that exists in our wonderful country #KonyisntinUganda”. These remain his top retweeted tweets.

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Amama Mbabazi

@AmamaMbabazi

Secretary General, National Resistance Movement, Member of Parliament of Uganda

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:3,147
Following:821
Followers:33,283
Joined Twitter: 08/14/2009
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.76
Retweets: 1%
Mentions/Tweet: 1.22
Replies/Tweet: 0.95
Tweets retweeted: 29%
Most mentioned @kasujja (236), @stevekuriigamba (121), @Opiaiya (100), @dabigaba (60), @jckato (57), @XXLTVSHOWUGANDA (54), @Kaliisaumar (50), @jmakumbi (44), @Gilespies (43), @HTumushabe (37).

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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 June 2014)

Tweets:4,641
Following:158
Followers:11,629
Joined Twitter: 10/26/2011
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 9.04
Retweets: 20%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.52
Replies/Tweet: 0.13
Tweets retweeted: 48%
Most mentioned @OfwonoOpondo (366), @KagutaMuseveni (165), @lindahNabusayi (95), @UKenyatta (84), @MakerereU (64), @Dave_Bugzy (54), @EmmaTinka (49), @AmamaMbabazi (46), @RepSouthSudan (46), @nbstvug (44).

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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

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Tweets:4
Following:5
Followers:125
Joined Twitter: 01/10/2011
Language: English
Status: Dormant since 17.02.2011
Tweets/day: 0
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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 June 2014)

Tweets:59
Following:54
Followers:154
Joined Twitter: 07/24/2013
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.17
Retweets: 11%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.31
Replies/Tweet: 0.09
Tweets retweeted: 50%
Most mentioned @PaulKagame (8), @UKenyatta (3), @ronaldtibz (1), @mulekezi (1), @newvisionwire (1), @ntvuganda (1), @MIA_UG (1), @UgandaMediaCent (1).

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