Let’s take a look at the ten most wicked presidents or heads of state in Africa’s history. Most of these leaders were autocratic and had a lot of bad records.
10. Sani Abacha.
Sani Abacha ruled Nigeria from 1993 to 1998. He was the proper definition of brutality and was responsible for the imprisonment and execution of many of his opponents. This unscrupulous ruler embezzled billions of dollars from the nation’s central bank.
The Most Wicked Presidents In Africa’s History
He was at the height of violence and his business activities with Nigerian oil rich. This made him gain a lot of fortune.
9. Jean-Bédel Bokassa.
He was a self crown Emperor of Central Africa and was the 2nd president of the Central African Republic. He had an instable appetite for power and authority until he was outed in 1979. His strong obsession with all things French was a major disadvantage for the country.
8. Ahmed Sékou Touré
He ruled Guinea from 1958 to 1984 and he is one of the most wicked black leaders to have a corrupt leader who imposed harsh laws on the people. He became infamous for inventing innovative method of murder. He even write a book title “a Million ways to die”
7. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is an Equatoguinean politician, and former military officer who has served as the second president of Equatorial Guinea since 3 August 1979. He is the longest-serving president of any country ever and the second-longest consecutively-serving current non-royal national leader in the world. He reportedly killed his own uncle. In a brutal group he disposed his uncle Francis Embassia Ongowema and assumed power. He presently holds the record for longest serving African leader.
6. Muammar Gaddafi
He was sometimes known as the Mad Dog of Libya. He was the presiy from 1969 to 2011. Some saw him as King of Kings of Africa, while other rulers saw his region at Quarrel. Muammar Gaddafi was an egoistic who ran a police state. His children and immediate relatives had the right to kill without anyone questioning them. He was killed by rebel forces in October 2011.
5. Robert Mugabe
Robert Mugabe, also known as the Solomon of Africa was the president of Zimbabwe since 1987. Many people call him a murderous despot. Over the years he has arrested and tortured his opponents. He created and promoted corruption that eventually brought the economy of the country to his knees.
4. Omar al-Bashir (Sudan)
Omar al-Bashir was the leader of Sudan from 1993 to 2019. In a bloodless military takeover of the administration of the democratically elected Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mandi in 1993, he gained control. This dictator has killed tens of thousands of innocent people in Sudan over the years. The International Criminal Court has listed him as a wanted war criminal (ICC).
3. Charles Taylor (Liberia)
Charles served as Liberia’s president from 1997 to 2003. The Liberian civil war, which resulted in the deaths of many innocent Liberians, was primarily his fault. He urged his supporters to rape opponents as a form of violence and amputate their hands. The Special Court for Sierra Leone judged the warlord guilty of all 11 counts of “aiding and abetting” war crimes and crimes against humanity (SCSL).
2. Mobutu Sese Seko (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Between 1965 and 1997, Mobutu Sese Seko reigned over the Democratic Republic of Congo. During his time as president, he murdered a great number of individuals. He murdered opposition figures in the open. He made it mandatory for all television networks to show an image of him coming down through the clouds on the evening news.
1. Idi Amin Dada (Uganda)
At the top of the list is Uganda’s Idi Amin Dada. He served as Uganda’s president from 1971 to 1979. He killed more than 500,000 people in Uganda, including archbishops, foreign businessmen, and opposition figures. He acknowledged having consumed human flesh. Nearly all of the stunning girls that were in the vicinity of the madman’s palace were raped. 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 are just a few of the titles he bestowed upon himself.
Now that you know the ten most wicked presidents or heads of state (Presidents) in Africa’s history, do you think they should be celebrated?