Taking a class in African politics on Twitter

Taking a class in African politics on Twitter

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

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African politics took on a humourous angle as Twitter users joked about their countries' affairs using high school analogies. The hashtag #AfricanNationsInHighSchool quickly went viral as Africans online weighed in with perceptions of their own nations and their neighbours, referencing everything from common stereotypes to current affairs. Mentions of the hashtag skyrocketed to nearly 50,000 uses in less than 24 hours.