It is without thought that the bane of African misery, death and afflictions can can be attributed to one major specific entity, LEADERSHIP!. African leaders have caused more harm than they have solve problems.
The continent has witnessed some of the worse dictators and power drunk leaders in history.
Although Good governance and democracy is gradually gaining grounds in Africa, it is doing so at a snails pace.
Ghpage.com has compiled list of the top ten African leaders who have caused so much mayhem and visited misery on their citizens during their tenure as leaders in their respective countries.
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).
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