Afghanistan

The Afghan Government Media & Information Center is on Twitter since October 2010. The Afghan presidency joined Twitter on 16 November 2011 and the foreign ministry tweets since early 2012 and the foreign minister became active in March 2014. The personal Twitter account of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai (@PHamidKarzai), is active since April 2012 but has only sent six tweets and the account is protected.

Presidential Candidate of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah

The Twitter account of the Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, aptly named @ArgPresident, was created on 7 February, 2014. The account often tweets pictures of Abdullah Abdullah at various events and election rallies. It primarily shares election news coverage and interviews the candidate has done. The candidate’s account is active with an average of six tweets per day, and receives over 64% of retweets with a very high number of favorites as well. The account tweets in Pashtun and in English. Many of the candidate’s supporters tweet back to the candidate.

AfgPresident avatar

Abdullah Abdullah

@AfgPresident

﷽ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ اصلاحات او همپالنه - اصلاحات و همگرايى Reform&Partnership

Peer connections (as of June 2014)

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:840
Following:17
Followers:3,699
Joined Twitter: 02/07/2014
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 5.94
Retweets: 6%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.09
Replies/Tweet: 0.01
Tweets retweeted: 65%
Most mentioned @AfgPresident (28), @YouTube (9), @YahooNews (2), @ShareThis (2), @TheNewsTribe (1), @QudosF (1), @SocialistViews (1), @USATODAY (1), @nawidsharify (1), @nprnews (1).

Tag cloud (as of June 2014)

Tag Cloud

Tweet history

Tweet history

First tweet

Translation: Reform& Convergence pic.twitter.com/k118MBIwei

Most popular tweet

Presidency of Afghanistan ارګ

Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai set up the Afghan presidential account named after the Arg, the seat of the presidential palace. The first tweet was a TwitPic of Hamid Karzai meeting with Barack Obama. The Twitter account is linked to the presidential Facebook page and most tweets contain links to posts published on Facebook or videos of official meetings on YouTube, which sometimes results in double postings in the Twitter stream. The Presidential Palace is quite active with more than six tweets a day but it is not conversational and only rarely @mentions other accounts. The account tweets in Pashto and English and is used only for broadcasting purposes of the activities of President Karzai. The account is followed by ten other world leaders, but doesn’t follow any other Twitter user. The most re-tweeted tweet is a Facebook post of the announcement that the president is leaving for an official visit to India.

ARG_AFG avatar

ارګ

@ARG_AFG

This is an Official Account of Presidential Palace of Afghanistan

Peer connections (as of June 2014)

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:5,575
Following:0
Followers:15,678
Joined Twitter: 11/16/2011
Language: Pashtun/English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 6.54
Retweets: 1%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.15
Replies/Tweet:
Tweets retweeted: 41%
Most mentioned @YouTube (470), @loyaJirga2013 (2), @rta (1).

Tag cloud (as of June 2014)

Tag Cloud

Tweet history

Tweet history

First tweet

Most popular tweet

Presidential Candidate of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani

The Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani’s campaign office runs this account which has five times as many followers as his opponent. The Twitter account of @AshrafGhani has a good engagement with over 74 percent of tweets retweeted. Most of the tweets are live tweets from Ashraf Ghani’s public speaking engagements and are written in English. Though the account was started in June 2013, the tweet volume increased in early 2014 and spiked around the first round of the election in April 2014. The most retweeted and the most favorited tweet was sent on 5 April 2014 during the first round of the elections.

ashrafghani avatar

Ashraf Ghani

@ashrafghani

Leading presidential candidate. This account is run by the campaign office. Personal tweets from Dr. Ashraf Ghani are signed -AG.

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:2,197
Following:121
Followers:18,621
Joined Twitter: 06/11/2009
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 5.06
Retweets: 18%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.08
Replies/Tweet: 0.05
Tweets retweeted: 74%
Most mentioned @ashrafghani (16), @pajhwok (16), @TOLOnews (11), @Gharghasht (4), @1TVNewsAF (4), @Khalid_Aziz (3), @qudratraihan (3), @alibomaye (3), @Orzala (2), @faizamori (2).

Tag cloud (as of June 2014)

Tag Cloud

Tweet history

Tweet history

First tweet

Most popular tweet

Government of Afghanistan GMIC Afghanistan

The Afghan Government Media & Information Center @GMICAfghanistan sent its first tweet in October 2010 stating the goal of addressing the information need of the Afghan public, media, national and international stakeholders. The account posts on average one tweet a day, mainly about President Karzai’s activities in English and Pashto, of press releases from its website as well as video from the YouTube channel. The Twitter stream is again dominated by the expression “President Karzai and the presidential account @ARG_AFG is the most retweeted user. The most popular tweet was sent out in November 2012 after Israel's attack on Gaza.

GMICafghanistan avatar

GMIC Afghanistan

@GMICafghanistan

The GMIC was established in 2007 to respond to the great information need of the Afghan public, media,national and international stakeholders.

Peer connections (as of June 2014)

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:1,276
Following:20
Followers:12,486
Joined Twitter: 10/02/2010
Language: Persian/English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.94
Retweets: 11%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.01
Replies/Tweet: 0.01
Tweets retweeted: 24%
Most mentioned @AhmadShuja (3), @bsarwary (2), @YouTube (2), @jessradio (1), @GMICafghanistan (1), @nuluhaik (1), @DrTerryDJones (1), @Muniraa (1), @Stand_UpAmerica (1).

Tag cloud (as of June 2014)

Tag Cloud

Tweet history

Tweet history

First tweet

Most popular tweet

Government of Afghanistan Cabinet Office Afg

The official account of Afghanistans Office of Adminstrative Affairs and Cabinet Secretariat claims to be the first source of information for the Afghan cabinet and government. The account was set up on 24 September 2012 and tweets about every three days in Pashto and in English. The most retweeted users are the Afghan president palace @ARG_AFG and the Afghan Government Media & Information Center’s account @GMICafghanistan. The account primarily tweets about cabinet and government appointments and approvals, it retweets general news about the government.

OAAInformation avatar

Cabinet Office Afg

@OAAInformation

Official Twitter Page for OAA - Afghanistan's Office of Administrative Affairs & Cabinet Secretariat. The 1st source of information for Cabinet and Government.

Peer connections (as of June 2014)

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:237
Following:173
Followers:2,466
Joined Twitter: 09/24/2012
Language: Persian/English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.38
Retweets: 10%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.04
Replies/Tweet: 0.03
Tweets retweeted: 20%
Most mentioned @MujMash (3), @Reuters (2), @loyaJirga2013 (2), @press (1), @yarotrof (1), @BreakingNews (1).

Tag cloud (as of June 2014)

Tag Cloud

Tweet history

Tweet history

First tweet

Most popular tweet

Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Zarar Ahmad Osmani

Afghan Foreign Minister Zarar Ahmad Osmani started his personal Twitter account on 1 December 2013 but was dormant until the middle of March 2014. The activity of the account has since picked up posting a tweet every three days in English and in Pashto. @OsmaniZarar often posts pictures of his meetings and official functions and shares his thoughts on incidents affecting Afghanistan. His most popular tweet is a reply to Canada’s Foreign Minister John Baird after the devastating landslide in Badakhshan.

OsmaniZarar avatar

Zarar Ahmad Osmani

@OsmaniZarar

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Former Minister of Counter Narcotic, Minister of Interior & Governor of Parwan.

Peer connections (as of June 2014)

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:83
Following:155
Followers:787
Joined Twitter: 12/01/2013
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.38
Retweets: 10%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.1
Replies/Tweet: 0.04
Tweets retweeted: 35%
Most mentioned @HonJohnBaird (1), @YouTube (1), @Navidibrahimi7 (1), @Ahmet_Davutoglu (1), @GlobalPost (1), @ShareThis (1), @ajam (1).

Tag cloud (as of June 2014)

Tag Cloud

Tweet history

Tweet history

First tweet

Translation: Hello to my beloved country, Afghanistan. My first twitter account. I encourage questions/comments.

Most popular tweet

Foreign Ministry of Afghanistan MFA Afghanistan

The account of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan joined Twitter on 4 January 2012 under former Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul inviting followers to visit its website. The account is linked, as that of the presidential palace, to the Facebook page of the foreign ministry which generates automated tweets with links to official photos, press releases and statements of the foreign minister. The Twitter stream takes the form of one-way communication as no interaction is carried out. Indeed, the account never @replied, retweeted, or @mentioned other users. The @MFA_Afghanistan is followed by 15 other world leaders, but hasn’t reciprocated yet.

MFA_Afghanistan avatar

MFA Afghanistan

@MFA_Afghanistan

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Peer connections (as of June 2014)

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:1,222
Following:20
Followers:534
Joined Twitter: 01/04/2012
Language: Pashtun/English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.33
Retweets:
Mentions/Tweet:
Replies/Tweet:
Tweets retweeted: 4%
Most mentioned

Tag cloud (as of June 2014)

Tag Cloud

Tweet history

Tweet history

First tweet

Most popular tweet