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*(Via All Africa.com) – Johannesburg is the top tweeting city in Africa, with two other South African cities among the continent’s top five Twitter centres, according to the second How Africa Tweets study from communications company Portland.

The study, released by London, New York and Nairobi-based Portand on Tuesday, analysed geo-located tweets originating from Africa during the last three months of 2013.

Johannesburg takes the number one spot on Portland’s list with 344 215 geo-located tweets during this period, followed by Ekurhuleni (the metro municipality east of Johannesburg) with 264 172 tweets, Cairo, Egypt with 227 509 tweets, Durban with 163 019 tweets, and Alexandria, Egypt with 159 534 tweets.

Kenya’s capital Nairobi was the most active city in east Africa and the sixth most active on the continent, with 123 078 geo-located tweets in the fourth quarter, while Ghana’s capital Accra was the most active city in west Africa and the eighth most active on the continent, with 78 575 tweets in the fourth quarter.

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