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Thursday, 7 April 2016

#Nigeria Top Africa Political Hashtag Of 2015

The top political hashtag in Africa in 2015 was #NigeriaDecides, which was used during Nigeria’s presidential election, says a study by Portland communications agency.

Their “How Africa Tweets” report says African tweets tend to be more political than in other continents.

It found 10% of the most popular African hashtags in 2015 related to politics, compared with 2% of hashtags in the US and the UK.

The agency analysed 1.6 billion geo-located tweets and the top 5,000 hashtags on the continent.

It found that English is by far the most dominant language on Twitter in Africa, and Egyptians tweet the most.

People have been picking through the report and, aptly, tweeting their favourite bits: