6 famous dictators from Africa


6. Robert Mugabe

Mugabe has committed many crimes against human rights according to news sources. He died in September 2019.

In Mugabe’s words, he has referred to lesbians and gays as being “worse than dogs and pigs”.

He is regarded by the white folks as one of the worst dictators of Africa ever.

5. Sekou Toure

Sekou Toure was only to be president of Guinea for four years.

He managed to rule it for three decades from 1958-1984. He declared Guinea a one party state.

4. Siad Barre

Siad Barre was a man who seized power and stayed in power from October 21, 1969, to January 26, 1991.

Barre committed a significant amount of human rights violations such as jailing dissidents.

Barre was also very well-known for using his power to remove all opposition or people who he just didn’t like.

3. Omar Al-bashir

Omar has been charged with seven crimes against humanity.

Omar planned to commit genocide against several ethnic groups such as the Massalit and Zaghawa groups, Omar is regarded by many today as one of the worst dictators of Africa.

2. Hissene Habre

Habre and his troops (Chad) defeated Libyan troops and sent them packing in November 1981.

Many human rights groups hold Habre responsible for killing thousands of people.

1. General Idi Amin Dada of Uganda

Ever seen that 1981 movie titled “Rise and Fall of Idi Amin” or 1976 “Raid on Entebee”? – Kind of brings back some old memories, what about “
He is one of the worst dictators of the last 20th century, also known as the “Butcher of Uganda”.

At least 300,000 people were killed during his regime. He was born some time in the mid 1920’s in Koboko Uganda and died on August 18, 2003.


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