- In 2015 Africans used Twitter to celebrate their cultures, air their grievances or just share a good joke
- The best hashtags include #IfAfricaWasABar, #147NotJustANumber and #MugabeFalls
- 2016 off to a viral start with #TheYearWeMispronounceBack
London (CNN)IF you've ever been on the receiving end of trolling tweets, you'll know Twitter can be a cruel place. But the social network also provides a platform for disparate voices, helping to amplify them and create online communities. Africans on Twitter have long used 140 characters to celebrate their cultures, air their grievances or just share a good joke and it seems record numbers of people joined in.
After a reading of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's essay 'We Should All Be Feminists' in a small book club in the nation's capital Abuja, the idea was born.