From #IfAfricaWasABar to #MugabeFalls, here are the very African hashtags of 2015.
Twitter got creative after a video of Zimbabwe's then 90-year-old president, Robert Mugabe, falling down stairs
started making the rounds in early February.
Although the president's security detail apparently attempted to suppress images of the incident by forcing photographers at the scene to delete it, pictures spread through the Twitter-sphere and the image was soon turned into memes and shared using the hashtag #MugabeFalls.
In no time at all the nonagenarian was riding waves, in a Beyoncé music video, on Dancing with the Stars and running away from a hippo.
From humor to tragedy. On 2 April Kenya witnessed its deadliest terror attack since 1998 in April when 148 students and staff at Garissa University College were killed
in an Al-Shabaab attack. Wanting to humanise the victims and make sure they were remembered, Kenyan activist Ory Okolloh started the hashtag #147notjustanumber (referring to the original death toll) on Twitter.
Other people quickly joined in sharing their grief and details about the murdered students, aged 19 to 23.
Africa is not on a country and by June, Africans on Twitter were fed up of a media narrative many felt suggested it was.
The hashtag #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou proved to be popular and instead of the usual images of death, destruction and disease, Africans could show off their food, flora, fauna and cultures.
On 30 June the hashtag #BeingFemaleInNigeria carried all the frustration young Nigerian women felt about the everyday sexism that they experienced.
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
The first tweet sent by book club founder Florence Warmate said: "#Beingfemaleinnigeria someone asked me why you want to get a PhD? You won't get a husband".
Other people joined in and the tag was trending in Nigeria by the afternoon.
Some Twitter users highlighted the daily sexism that they face while others discussed their experiences of patriarchy in Nigeria.
The hashtag #IfAfricaWasABar started trending after a simple question was posted to Twitter by writer Siyanda Mohutsiwa. It asked: "If Africa was a bar, what would your country be drinking/doing?"
Soon, people across the continent - and across the world - started sharing their astute and often humorous analogies of the geopolitics of the continent.
When asked what inspired the question, Mohutsiwa explained on Twitter
, "I thought it would be a fun way for Africans to laugh at themselves and each other by putting geopolitics in a comedic light."