Most Brutal Sub-Saharan African Dictators

Dictators or authoritarian leaders in African nations south of the Sahara Desert. Ranked by kill count, human rights violations, and actions that affected other nations.

The Top Ten

1 Idi Amin Idi Amin Dada was a Ugandan politician and military officer. He was the President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. Amin was born either in Koboko or Kampala to a Kakwa father and Lugbara mother. In 1946 he joined the King's African Rifles of the British Colonial Army.
2 Francisco Macias Nguema
3 Hissene Habre
4 Sekou Toure
5 Sani Abacha
6 Obiang Mbasogo
7 Paul Biya
8 Robert Mugabe Robert Gabriel Mugabe is a Zimbabwean politician and revolutionary who served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 to 2017.
9 Jose Eduardo dos Santos
10 Idriss D├ęby
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