President Paul Kagame has featured among the 2011 top influential users of Twitter.
According to the influential Foreign Policy (FP) – a global magazine of politics and economics – President Kagame, in the category of politicians and diplomats, is ranked alongside Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, the Secretary General of NAT0, Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Carl Bildt the Swedish foreign minister and one of the most candid diplomats, in the list posted yesterday.
The FP Twitterati 100, that lists who’s who of the foreign-policy Twitverse in 2011, also includes academics, journalists and renown economists from across the globe.
President Kagame, who has more than 17,000 followers on his Twitter page, frequently uses the platform to interact with ordinary people, journalists and responds to questions raised about the country and various global issues.
Twitter, a social networking and microblogging platform, founded in 2006, enables its users to send and read messages of 140 characters at a time.