Taking a class in African politics on Twitter

Satirical hashtag #AfricanNationsInHighSchool sends up continent's current affairs.


  1. The hashtag was started by Botswana based writer Siyanda Mohutsiwa, who spoke about the discussion in the video below.
  2. Many used the opportunity to poke fun at local leaders and international organisations, including the African Union and the International Monetary Fund:
  3. 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.
  4. Others made sure that smaller African nations were not left out - even if it was to point out the lack of attention they received.