President Museveni Most Influential African Leader On Twitter

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A study by Twiplomacy ranks President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, the most influential African leader on Twitter.

President Museveni ( @KagutaMuseveni) comes 20th on the list of the top 50 most influential world leaders on Twitter.

Pope Francis has by far the most clout of any world leader on Twitter because he is so widely retweeted, a study of political use of the social network shows.

With 14 million followers for the nine different language versions of his @Pontifex account, the cyber-savvy pontiff boasts just a third of those notched up by US President Barack Obama.

But that it not the key measure, said Matthias Luefkens, who steers the annual Twiplomacy survey.

“It’s not the number of followers which is really important, but the reach, the engagement,” he said.

The real benchmark is tweets retweeted by followers to their own network.

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