- — Africa is Home (@panafrikanist)Sun, Jan 12 2014 19:36:22#africannationsinhighschool Sudan and South Sudan would be the couple the whole school is talking about, after their epic breakup.
- — Cynic (@CynicHarare)Sun, Jan 12 2014 19:05:05Botswana is that goodie-goodie kid, always volunteering to carry the teacher's bags, begging for homework #AfricanNationsInHighschool
- Many used the opportunity to poke fun at local leaders and international organisations, including the African Union and the International Monetary Fund:
- — #WeAreOn_OurOwn™ (@Kollince03)Sun, Jan 12 2014 21:09:57AU is that Principal unable to manage the affairs of the school coz he fears the wrath of some influential kids #AfricanNationsInHighSchool
- — XXIV.IV.MCMXCVII (@Sani_Dhlomo)Sun, Jan 12 2014 23:29:18The headmaster would have been there for over 50yrs because African leaders just can't let go of power #africannationsinhighschool
- — MissBwalya (@missbwalya)Sun, Jan 12 2014 19:04:40#AfricanNationsInHighSchool - Zimbabwe is the kid with the really old father who makes embarrassing appearances at PTA meetings.
- — Siyanda-Panda (@SiyandaWrites)Sun, Jan 12 2014 16:43:17SA would be the mixed-race kid whose parents are always arguing about who they think messed him up more #africannationsinhighschool
- — Siyanda-Panda (@SiyandaWrites)Sun, Jan 12 2014 17:39:05Uganda would be that kid that is always bullying the gay kids to the point that everyone thinks "something's up" #africannationsinhighschool
- Many used the hashtag for commentary on regional politics from the chilly relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea to the relationship between neighbouring countries like Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as the ongoing crisis in Central African Republic.
- — Idilay Bilan (@IdiAuslander)Mon, Jan 13 2014 00:57:20That awkward moment when Ethiopia, Kenya, Eritrea, and Somalia are in the same history group project #africannationsinhighschool
- — Conor Walsh (@ConorMWalsh)Sun, Jan 12 2014 19:56:40
- — Sarah Britten (@Anatinus)Sun, Jan 12 2014 18:08:49
- — Dee (@Dee_spicable)Sun, Jan 12 2014 20:10:40Kenya would be the kid who doesn't pay attention in class cause he's too busy writing love letters to China #africannationsinhighschool
- — Ronald Kato (@RonnieKulabako)Mon, Jan 13 2014 08:58:01DR Congo, the kid who should be graduating but somehow dwarfed by small, troublesome stream-mates. #africannationsinhighschool
- Others made sure that smaller African nations were not left out - even if it was to point out the lack of attention they received.
Taking a class in African politics on Twitter
Satirical hashtag #AfricanNationsInHighSchool sends up continent's current affairs.
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