Democracy is the most popular system of governance in the world right now but some countries of the world still have not changed, there are some that have adopted the Democratic system of government but the kind of democracy they practice can be basically said to be the ‘fake one’. Africa had some huge changes within the last two years in the dictatorship aspect of the continent as 3 African Dictators were made to exit by force, we had the likes of Robert Mugabe, Yahaya Jameh, Jose Dos Santos make an exit.
Get to know the top ten Africa dictatorship countries and their respective leaders below.
List Of African Dictators And Their Countries
Below we present you a top 10 list of African doctors still in power as of 2018 and their countries.
1. Yoweri Museveni – Uganda
An aging autocract that is not about to quit. To quote him “A revolutionary never quits, he dies in power”.
Yoweri Museveni is a Ugandan politician who has been the President of Uganda since 1986. Museveni was involved in rebellions that toppled Ugandan leaders Idi Amin and Milton Obote. Definitely one of the most notorious Dictators in the world.
2. Paul Biya – Cameroon
Still in power after 40 something years. There seems to be no one focused or capable to dethroning this dictator. Paul Biya (born Paul Barthélemy Biya’a bi Mvondo, 13 February 1933) is a Cameroonian politician who has been the President of Cameroon since 6 November 1982. One of the most famous Dictators in Africa.
3. Paul Kagame – Rwanda
Still hanging onto power after saving his tribe from Annihilation during rwandan Genocide of the 1990s
Paul Kagame is a Rwandan politician and former military leader. He is currently the President of Rwanda, having taken office in 2000 when his predecessor, Pasteur Bizimungu, resigned. Kagame previously commanded the rebel force that ended the 1994 Rwandan genocide. One of popular African Dictators in power aa of 2018
4. Pierre Nkurunziza – Burundi
Many call him A bad man with a low IQ that is about to set his own country on fire. Pierre Nkurunziza. (born 18 December 1963) is a Burundian politician who has been President of Burundi since 2005. He was the Chairman of the National Council for the Defense of Democracy-Forces for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD-FDD), the ruling party, until he was elected as President of Burundi. You would definitely expect him to make the list of the most notorious Dictators in the world
5. Omar AL-Bashir – Sudan
Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir ( born 1 January 1944) is a Sudanese politician who is currently the seventh president of Sudan and head of the National Congress Party. He came to power in 1989 when, as a brigadier in the Sudanese Army, he led a group of officers in a military coup that ousted the democratically elected government of prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi after it began negotiations with rebels in the south.
Since then, he has been elected three times as President in elections that have been under scrutiny for corruption. One of the most corrupt African Dictators and one of the most corrupt Dictators in the world as of 2018
6. Salva Kiir – Sudan
Salva Kiir Mayardit (born 13 September 1951) is a Dinka South Sudanese politician who has been President of South Sudan since its independence in 2011. Prior to independence, he was President of the Government of Southern Sudan, as well as First Vice President of Sudan, from 2005 to 2011.
7. Ali Bongo Ondimba – Gabon
Ali Bongo Ondimba (born Alain Bernard Bongo; 9 February 1959) is a Gabonese politician who has been President of Gabon since October 2009.
Following his father’s death after 41 years in power, he was first elected in the August 2009 presidential election. He was re-elected in August 2016, in elections marred by numerous irregularities, arrests, human rights violations and post-election violence.Bongo is also President of the PDG.. Some say he is one of the worst African dictators still in power
8. Faure Essozimna – Togo
Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé Eyadéma (born 6 June 1966) is a Togolese politician who has been the President of Togo since 2005. Before assuming the presidency, he was appointed by his father, President Gnassingbé Eyadéma, as Minister of Equipment, Mines, Posts, and Telecommunications, serving from 2003 to 2005.
9. Abdelaziz Bouteflika – Algeria
Abdelaziz Bouteflika, GColIH (born 2 March 1937) is an Algerian politician who has been the fifth President of Algeria since 1999. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1963 to 1979. As President, he presided over the end of the bloody Algerian Civil War in 2002, and he ended emergency rule in February 2011 amidst regional unrest.
10. Idriss Déby – Chad
General Idriss Déby Itno ( born June 18, 1952) is a Chadian politician who has been the President of Chad since 1990. He is also head of the Patriotic Salvation Movement. Déby is of the Bidyat clan of the Zaghawa ethnic group. He took power at the head of a rebellion against President Hissène Habré in December 1990 and has since survived various rebellions against his own rule. He won elections in 1996 and 2001, and after term limits were eliminated he won again in 2006, 2011, and 2016.