#Zimbabwe had its moment in the Twitter sun this past weekend

Zimbabwe, a country with a population of nearly 13 million, had its draft constitution put to a referendum vote yesterday. News about this event was filled with predictions of chaos and violence on Friday. Thankfully, this prediction turned out to be a false alarm, as the day came and went without any major incidents bar the…

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My 11 memories about #Lagos, thanks to #SMW2013

I arrived in Lagos on the 16th of February to attend Social Media Week 2013 (a.k.a. SMWLagos2013) from 18th to 22nd, the first one on the continent since launch in New York 5 years ago. This was also my first visit to Nigeria, and I am so glad I took the opportunity. Here are my 11 memories about Lagos:

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AFCON 2013 final was a blast on Twitter

While the world was watching Fun scoop The Best Song Grammy for their popular "We Are Young" track in the wee hours of this morning ZA time, Africa was still gripped by AFCON2013 final's result - Nigeria 1:0 Burkina Faso. A lot was said about the Burkinabes' unexpected appearance in the finals, but I think they acquitted themselves well…

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Battle for social share of voice is on this coming Saturday

This is going to be the busiest social media weekend in South African yet. 4 major events will all be happening tomorrow, Saturday the 2nd of February… of interest to us answer to the question: which event is going to win social share of voice by the end of the weekend?

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Top 4 South African fan pages have a share of Facebook’s largest market – the US

The latest Socialbakers stats show that South Africa’s top 5 Facebook fan pages are a mix of entertainment and sport. My first reaction about Trevor Noah (top 2 position) was that his successful foray into the highly competitive US comedy circuit has a lot to do with his brand performance on Facebook. The next logical question to test this was: are the top 5 South African fan pages having any fans in the US, Facebook’s largest market? Thankfully, I found my answer on Socialbakers – one of my main sources of Facebook insights.

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ANC’s 53rd Elective Conference in Pictures

The 53rd ANC Elective Conference was highly successful on social media, trending consecutively on Twitter from Tuesday the 11th of December, and it continues as I am posting this article. The country’s ruling party, and oldest liberation movement in the continent, got its own social media machinery into high gear; as shown by appearance in the top most #Mangaung Twitterers. Here are pictures telling a story of how the conference went.

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