The Worst of the Worst – By George B.N. Ayittey | Foreign Policy

FAILED STATES PRINT | TEXT SIZE | EMAIL | SINGLE PAGEThe Worst of the WorstBad dude dictators and general coconut heads.BY GEORGE B.N. AYITTEY | JULY/AUGUST 2010A continent away from Kyrgyzstan, Africans like myself cheered this spring as a coalition of opposition groups ousted the country’s dictator, President Kurmanbek Bakiyev. “One coconut down, 39 more to harvest!” we shouted. There are at least 40 dictators around the world today, and approximately 1.9 billion people live under the grip of the 23 autocrats on this list alone. There are plenty of coconuts to go around.

The Worst of the Worst – By George B.N. Ayittey | Foreign Policy

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