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A Twitter Account to (Really) Follow


The vast African Twittersphere sustains an endless buzz, whether on national politics, global events, music or sports. A former TV news host with Al Jazeera English who has reported from all over the world, Johannesburg-based Imran Garda (@ImranGarda) is the kind of well-informed wag Twitter was invented for, combining arch witticisms with incisive cultural commentary. “The world was always this crazy,” he reflected in a recent tweet, “we’re just the generation experiencing it in real time.”


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