Good governance is gaining ground in Africa, but unfortunately it is happening at snail’s pace. The continent has seen some of the world’s worst dictators. While it is true that African leaders are becoming democratic and are showing more respect for human rights, there are some leaders who have a long way to go before they can be regarded as worthy leaders.
Here is a brief introduction of 10 worst African dictators of all time. These dictators have caused immense misery to many people.
10) Sani Abacha (Nigeria)
Sani Abacha ruled Nigeria from 1993 to 1998. He was the epitome of brutality and was responsible for the imprisonment and executions of many of his opponents. He amassed a fortune from his personal dealings in Nigeria’s oil reserves. This unscrupulous ruler embezzled billions of dollars from the nation’s central bank.
9) Jean-Bedel Bokassa (Central African Republic)
This brutal dictator was narcissistic. He had an insatiable appetite for power and authority. He was self-crowned emperor of the Central African Republic until he was ousted in 1979.