When it comes to having bad leaders, Africa has had its portion- a big portion to be precise. Some of the leaders listed here are like plagues drawing Africa back from its quest of attaining full democracy. They have created more problems more than they solved.
Here is a list of the worst African leaders and what they did.
1) Idi Amin Dada (Uganda)
He gave himself numerous title including: His Excellency President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Dr. Idi Amin, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Sea and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa.
Idi Amin Dada of Uganda tops the list. He was the president of Uganda between 1971 and 1979.
He murdered more than 500,000 Ugandans, including foreign investors, opposition leaders and archbishops.
He also confirmed to eating human flesh. The mad man raped almost all the beautiful girls surrounding his palace.You can never talk of worse leaders without mentioning this former leader of Uganda.
2) Mobutu Sese Seko (Democratic Republic of Congo)
This is the leader who forced all television stations to start the evening news with an image of him descending through clouds from the heavens.
Mobutu Sese Seko was the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo between 1965 and 1997.
He killed innumerable number of people during his tenure as president.He murdered opposition leaders in broad daylight.
3) Charles Taylor (Liberia)
Charles was the president of Liberia from 1997 to 2003. He was the main cause of the Liberian civil war, which killed many innocent Liberians.
He encouraged his followers to use rape as a weapon and cut of the hands of people who opposed him.
The warlord was found guilty of all 11 counts of “aiding and abetting” war crimes and crimes against humanity by Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL).
4) Omar al-Bashir (Sudan)
Omar al-Bashir is the president of Sudan. He seized power in 1989 in a bloodless military coup against the government of the democratically elected Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi.
Over the years this tyrant has murdered tens of thousands of innocent people in Sudan. He has been declared a war criminal and a wanted by International Criminal Court (ICC).
5) Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe)
Robert Mugabe is the president of Zimbabwe since 1987. Many people call him a murderous despot.
Over the years, he has arrested and tortured the opposition and squeezed the nation’s economy into negative growth and billion-percent inflation.
6) Muammar Gaddafi (Libya)
Although some Africans saw him as King of Kings of Africa, Muammar Gaddafi was an egoist. He ran a police state.
Some Libyans call him a lunatic others a hero. His children and immediate relatives had the right to kill without anyone questioning them. He was killed on 20 October 2011.
7) Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (Equatorial Guinea)
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is the president of Equatorial Guinea. He has ruled Equatorial Guinea since August 1979.
He came to power by overthrowing his uncle Francisco Macias Nguema in a bloody coup. He is currently the longest serving president in Africa.