Football matches were cancelled and bars banned from opening on Sunday as Zambians took part in a national day of prayer and fasting in a bid to halt the sliding value of the country’s currency, the Kwacha. The call for divine intervention came after exports from Africa’s second biggest copper producer were hit by a drop in global commodity prices.
Raila Odinga has been accused of encouraging violent land invasions in Laikipia SIMON MAINA/AFP/GETTYA call by Kenya’s opposition leader for land reform has caused outrage and led to appeals for politicians to promote stability in the region. Raila Odinga told The Times that a government led by him would seek a “long-term solution” to violent land invasions in Laikipia, 150 miles north of Nairobi, in the form of “rationalisation” of large ranches, many of which are white-owned.
South Africa's opposition has called for President Jacob Zuma to resign or face impeachment after the highest court ruled that he violated his oath of office. The Constitutional Court unanimously agreed that Mr Zuma had broken the law by refusing to pay back state money spent on his private country estate at Nkandla. “The President failed to uphold‚ defend and respect the Constitution as the supreme law of the land,” said Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".