Elliot Mbunge, Fanwell Vheremu, Kinsley Kajiva
Abstract: Due to economic, social and political conditions prevailing in Zimbabwe, researchers developed a tool to predict the possibility of having social unrest between September 2017 and August 2018 using sentiments analysis. People feel very much comfortable to express their social, economic and political views, opinions, attitudes and emotions using social media platforms such as Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter. These social media platforms are now used by social groups to plan and spread information that lead to riotous act and mass demonstrations against the government. Researchers developed a tool to predict the possibility of having social unrest in Zimbabwe using Twitter data.
Keywords: Sentiment analysis, social media, social unrest, elections