Rwandan political leaders have embraced the power of Twitter to converse directly with their constituents and their fans around the world. President Paul Kagame is an avid user of the micro-blogging service, frequently holding impromptu Twitter chats with his followers and anyone who wants to engage with him.
“Yes I answer questions from followers….!” Rwandan president Paul Kagame is the second most conversational world leader on Twitter. 88% of all his tweets are @replies to his followers and anyone who wants to discuss African issues with him. He consistently thanks his followers for their comments and praise, which is still the most prominent word in his Twitter stream. Paul Kagame is a shining example of the best use of Twitter to connect directly with his audience, however, there is one major drawback: @PaulKagame doesn’t follow any other Twitter user since he joined in 2009, not even the 37 presidents and prime minister who unilaterally follow him. Kagame tweets personally from his BlackBerry, generally in the evening, and is most active on Sundays.