5 worst African dictators of all time, and their tragic ending.

"His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hajj Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of all the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Sea and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular".

Africa has come a long way , she seen and been through a lot of ups and down and amidst all these she has seen some of the worst leaders the world has ever known.
     Leaders mentioned here have in the most cruel and unimaginable  ways caused fear and grief in the minds of those before, in and after their time.

    The very first in the long sequence of Charles Taylors. His full name is Charles MC Arthur Ghankay. Charles Taylor was the 22nd president of Liberia, ruling the nation for eight years from 1997-2003. He was born in a small town close to Monrovia. 

-He led a rebel group known as the national patriotic front of Liberia. Killing dozens and opposing the law.

-In the wake of the liberian civil war from 1991-2012, Charles was accused of being a war time criminal sending many under the ground by his own hand.

- Charles Taylor was known for the cruel enlisting of under 15 year old boys into the army all to quench is bitter taste.

In May 2012 CHARLES TAYLOR was sentenced to 50yrs in prison for his crime against humanity.

Robert Mugabe adjusting his pants on stage

 Mugabe tragic story is that of a hero to a zero. Once regarded as a messiah by his people by bringing freedom to the land, latter  tuned a freedom taker as his pride and love for power grew bigger than his demand.

-HE is known for his racist laws and chants against the white people in his country, as Nelson Mandela forgave? No no no Mugabe never did forgive any white he hunted them till they committed suicide.

--Mugabe in his time in office once referred to lesbians and gay people as being "worst than dogs and pigs"

-HE flooded the presidential post with family, relatives and friends. Promoting his wife above every other official in space of weeks by mere decree

-Mugabe held unto power for more than 25years.

Mugabe was over thrown by a fierce  military coup in   2007 tho not bloody, but once father of the nation was shamefully forced to step down and was seized under house arrest.


Born Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar Gaddafi born in. 1942 was commonly known as Colonel Gaddafi , he was a Libyan revolutionary , politician , and political theorist . He governed Libya as Revolutionary Chairman of the Libyan Arab Republic from 1969 to 1977, and then as the " Brotherly Leader" of the Great Socialist People'

-he founded a revolutionary group which deposed the Western -backed Senussi monarchy of Idris in a 1969 coup . 

-Having taken power, Gaddafi converted Libya into a republic governed by his Revolutionary Command Council . 

-Ruling by decree, he deported Libya's Italian and Jewish minorities and ejected its Western military bases.

-GADDAFI dominated Libya politics for more than 40 years

Gaddafi was fatally  stabbed and shot dead by a rebel group demanding a power handover, which he blatantly refused...till it was too late
Gen. Sami Abacha

2 Gen. SANI ABACHA of Nigeria

At the mention of his name, hearts will skip, funds would disappear, and cute ladies would reappear. 
   ABACHA only ruled for 5yrs, but that was enough time for him  to shake the foundations of Africa and especially Nigeria.


-He declared his government to be above the law, hence he did whatever , I repeat what so ever he pleases.

-ABACHA was responsible for somany political murder most notably was the killing of political and environmental activist by name KEN SARO WIWA of the then impoverished  ogony clan.

- Sani ABACHA stole from his country funds worth more than 5 billion dollars. He stole so much a fund that 20yrs after his DEATH more stolen funds were still been recovered from foreign accounts. 

-He was a chronic womanizer and would sleep with any beautiful lady he came across

ABACHA was found lifeless in the wake of a sexual bout with Indian prostitutes. Rumour had it that he was setup by his enemies and the only way to eliminate him was to poison him via what he loved most prostitutes.

Gen. Idi Amin


Born Idi Amin Dada, he was a beast in human form. He was reported to be so brutal, and dreaded that people nicknamed him the "Butcher of Uganda" . With an intimidating  6feet 4inch height and a gigantic physics the former boxing champion treated every one like an arch rival in a cage fight.


-Amin was so quick to anger he shot and killed many of his convoy guards, spokesmen and friends for no clear reason.

-known for his "get them all" assassination pattern where he orders the killing of not just a political opponents but as well their families too.

- Amin was so mean it was believed he killed more than 300,000 Uganda citizens.

-He was rumored to be a cannibal. He once said he kept the head of his deceased  opponents in his refrigerator. And once he publicly  stated the human flesh was too salty for his liking.

-Idi Amin married at least six women, three of whom he divorced . He married his first and second wives, Malyamu and Kay, in 1966. In 1967, he married Nora, and then married Nalongo Madina in 1972.

-On 26 March 1974, he announced on Radio Uganda that he had divorced Malyamu, Nora, and Kay.

-Amin staged a £2 million wedding to 19-year-old Sarah Kyolaba , a go-go dancer with the Revolutionary Suicide Mechanised

-Malyamu (his ex wife) was arrested in Tororo on the Kenyan border in April 1974 and accused of attempting to smuggle a bolt of fabric into Kenya. 

-In 1974, Kay Amin (his ex wife) died under mysterious circumstances, with her body found dismembered. 

-Nora (his ex wife) fled to Zaire in 1979; her current whereabouts are unknown. 

-Claimed to be supreme above all humans hence in 1977 he conferred on himself this full title:

"His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hajj Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of all the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Sea and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular".

VC - Victoria Cross.
DSO - Distinguished Service Order.
MC - Military Cross.
Doctor - Doctor of Laws from Makerere 


In a raging war against his government  Idi Amin fled to Libya, then to Saudi Arabia where he died of multiple organ failure.

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