Foreign Policy: The Worst of the Worst

Bad dude dictators and general coconut heads

BY GEORGE B.N. AYITTEY JULY/AUGUST 2010

9. MELES ZENAWI of Ethiopia: Worse than the former Marxist dictator he ousted nearly two decades ago, Zenawi has clamped down on the opposition, stifled all dissent, and rigged elections. Like a true Marxist revolutionary, Zenawi has stashed millions in foreign banks and acquired mansions in Maryland and London in his wife’s name, according to the opposition — even as his barbaric regime collects a whopping $1 billion in foreign aid each year. Years in power: 19 [Foreign policy]

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