President Robert Mugabe is preparing to stepdown, a few hours after the Zimbabwean military took over power, a leading South African news website has reported. "Mugabe 'preparing to step down' -senior source," News24 website posted, without giving any further details.Political tensions have been rising sincePresident Mugabe recently sacked EmmersonMnangagwa, a long-time ally, as vice-president.
In a speech lasting one hour and five minutes, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday announced the proposed budget for 2018 which has been themed “budget of consolidation”. According to him, the budget will consolidate on "the achievements of previous budgets", and hopefully should further help Nigeria recover from their first recession in 25 years. But why bother to name annual budgets?
Move over Air Force One: For a few hours on an otherwise unremarkable Wednesday, the most famous plane in the world belonged to Kenya Airways. A staggering 22,000 people were watching the plane make its way across continents, thanks to one of its passengers. The UK's Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel was rumoured to be on board, ordered back from an official trip by Prime Minister Theresa May after finding herself in hot water over undeclared meetings.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".