In no particular order, we have compiled a list of the Most Ruthless and Controversial Leaders In Africa. Brace up, it just got interesting.
1. Paul Kagawe – President of Rwanda
Highlights: Paul Kagame is a Rwandan military leader and politician who is best known for defeating Hutu extremist forces to end the 1994 Rwandan genocide. In 2000 he became president of Rwanda and has been called Africa’s “biggest success story.”
Lowlights: There is total restrictions of the press. Reports have it that his opponents and critics are subject to harassment or have died suspiciously.
2. Yahya Jammeh – President of Gambia
Highlights: Under his leadership, Gambia’s performed well in agriculture, public infrastructure, health and education. In 2013, it’s economy grew at 5.4 percent marginally up from 5% in 2012.
Lowlights: His Excellency Sheikh, Professor, Alhaji, Doctor Yahya AJJ Jammeh Jammeh, as he requested to be called, threatened to ‘cut off the head’ of homosexuals in his country in 2008. Last year he vowed to stay in power for “a billion years”, if God wills.