Kagame emerges most conversational World leader on Twitter

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On 2 June 2017 saa 10:11
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President Paul Kagame has emerged the most conversational world leader chatting with over 1.6 million of followers on Twitter.

The study dubbed ‘Diplomacy Study 2017’ was unveiled yesterday by the CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey in a talk show aired on NBC Television based in New York.

The study lists President Kagame as the most conversational leader a position he had maintained during previously similar study.

According to Twiplomacy, Kagame’s 79 percent of his tweets are replies to other Twitter users while he gets into Twitter exchanges with his critics, even sometimes chats publicly with his children.

Rwanda’s Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi is also ranked among most conversational leaders holding Twitter chats with the hashtag #TalkToPMRwanda.
The study indicates that half of tweets of Rwanda’s Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo are also replies to followers.

Kagame is the second Sub-Sahara president most followed on Twitter after Uhuru Kenyatta.

Pope Francis has become the most followed world leader with more than 33.7 million followers while U.S. President Donald Trump is the second-most followed world leader, with 30.1 million followers on his personal Twitter account.

Kagame joined Twitter in 2009 three years after it was launched in 2006. He follows 138 accounts including heads of states, leaders of powerful institutions and international organizations like the World Bank.

His first message on twitter appeared on 15th May 2009 saying “Hello #Rwanda - Paul Kagame is now on Twitter.”