20 Worst African Leaders

 

 

 

1.Francisco Nguema was the first President of Equatorial Guinea; he ruled Equatorial Guinea before his nephew in 1979 overthrew him and sentenced to death by Firing squad for genocide and other crimes he committed. He was brutal and apparently deranged, and he is one of the worst dictators in modern African history.Years in power: 11 years

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Lows: During his regime, he granted himself “all direct powers of Government and Institutions.” He ordered the death of entire families and villages; he executed members of his family, One-third of the population fled the country, he ordered every boat in the nation sold or destroyed and banned all citizens from the shoreline to prevent more people from escaping his terror.

2. African Kings that Sold their people into Slavery

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2. Joseph Mobutu

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3. Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor once described as the “tyrant of death” was the President of Liberia from August 1997 until 2003 when international pressure forced him to resign and go into exile in Nigeria. He remains one of the most brutal dictators in Africa till date.

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Years in power: 6 years

Lows: Charles Taylor is currently serving a 50-year sentence for his involvement in what the judge described as “some of the most heinous and brutal crimes recorded in human history.” He was found guilty of the following charges: Acts of terrorism, Unlawful killings, Murder, Violence to life, health and physical or mental well-being of persons,

3. He also served as the Chairperson of the African Union from 31 January 2011 to 29 January 2012.

Lows: State-operated radio declared President Obiang “the country’s god” with “all power over men and things,” and thereby he “can decide to kill without anyone calling him to account and without going to hell.” Unlawful killings, government-sanctioned kidnappings; torture of prisoners by security forces, and even accusations of cannibalism has trailed President Obiang’s regime. Forbes estimates his wealth to be around $600 million; he has used an oil boom to enrich his family at the expense of the citizens of Equatorial Guinea.

4. Omar Al Bashir

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Sudan’s President seized power in 1989 in a bloodless military coup against the government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi- a government which was democratically elected by the people of Sudan. Soon after seizing power, Al-Bashir dispersed all political parties in the country, disbanded the country’s parliament and shut down all privately-owned media outlets. His reign has been characterized by a civil war in which over one million have been killed, while several millions have been displaced. Al-Bashir is still wanted by the International Criminal Court for instigating crimes against humanity, particularly in directing and funding acts of violence against the Southern Sudan. Famously corrupt, a diplomatic wikileaks cable revealed that Al-Bashir likely siphoned some $9 billion of his country’s funds into his private bank accounts in the United Kingdom.

 

5. Idi Amin

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6. Yahya Jammeh took power in a bloodless military coup in 1994. Jammeh got re-elected as the 2016 general elections to Adama Barrow, and surprisingly, he conceded defeat. Only to reject the results few weeks after, he finally left Gambia in exile to Equatorial Guinea after sustained pressure by the African Union, Ecowas, and UN.

Years in power: 23 years

Lows: Strong human rights abuses have marked Yahya Jammeh’s regime, he also claims to have a cure for HIV Aids and his hate for homosexuality is well documented, recently, he threatened to slit the throats of any homosexual in Gambia.

7. Gnassingbé Eyadema remains one of Africa’s longest-serving dictator. Eyadema became the president of Togo in 1967 after he led a military coup against the incumbent President, a man he helped bring to power in a bloody military coup. He died of a heart attack in 2005, and his son Faure was named the President of Togo in controversial circumstances.

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Years in power: 38 years

Lows: Eyadema is the pioneer of Africa’s first military coup d’etat, an act that soon became the political trend in Africa. He organized a presidential election in 1998 and canceled “in the interests of national security” when he was losing. He was accused of several cases of human right abuses.

8. Paul Biya

 

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Paul Biya has been the President of Cameroon since 6 November 1982. He consolidated power in a 1983–1984 power struggle with his predecessor and he remains a powerhouse in Africa and the president of Cameroon till date.

Years in power: 35 years +

Highs: Cameroon has enjoyed peace and stability for the past 30 years. Paul Biya’s regime has also overseen one of the strongest diplomatic relations in Africa.

Lows: Paul Biya has kept himself in power by organizing sham elections and paying international observers to certify them free of irregularities, the top African leader, and dictator who has been accused of constant human right abuse, was ranked 19th in Parade Magazine’s Top 20 list of “The World’s Worst Dictators.”

 

9. Yoweri Museveni – Uganda

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10. Jacob Zuma – South Africa

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11. Edgar Lungu – Zambia

Sold his country to the Chinese

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12. Buthelezi – South Africa Tried to fight against the ANC, because he was jealous and wanted power.

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13.  President John Mahama – Incompetent President

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14. Bingu Wa Mutharika – Malawi

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15. Goodwill Zwelithini – Responsible for foolish xenophobia attacks

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16. King Mswati

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Africa’s last absolute monarch presides over a country which has one of the world’s highest HIV prevalence rates: Over 35 percent of adults. Its average life expectancy is the lowest in the world at 33 years; nearly 70 percent of the country’s citizens live on less than $1 a day and 40 percent are unemployed. But for all the suffering of the Swazi people, King Mswati has barely shown concern or interest. He lives lavishly, using his kingdom’s treasury to fund his expensive tastes in German automobilesfirst-class leisure trips around the world and women. But his gross mismanagement of his country’s finances is now having dire economic consequences. Swaziland is going through a severe fiscal crisis. The kingdom’s economy is collapsing and pensions have been stopped. In June last year, the King begged for a financial bailout from South Africa, and the country is at a dead end, so badly that it recently announced its withdrawal from the 2013 Africans Nations Cup, citing lack of finances as the principal reason.

17. Goodluck Jonathan

Did nothing about the Chibok Girls crisis except throw those protesting against it in jail.

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18. Blaise Campoare – Back Stabbing Judas loser president

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He led a coup d’état during which Sankara was killed. Subsequently, he introduced a policy of “rectification”, overturning the leftist and Third Worldist policies pursued by Sankara. He won elections in 199119982005, and 2010 in what were considered unfair circumstances.[6][7][8]  Compaoré also helped Taylor in the early 1990s by sending him troops and resources

His attempt to amend the constitution to extend his 27-year term caused the 2014 Burkinabé uprising.

 

On 31 October 2014, Compaoré resigned, whereupon he fled to the Ivory Coast

 

Most ratchet countries in Latin America

1. Venezuela

-Highest murder rate

– Highest inflation ever 141 percent

2. Honduras

– Extortion

– Death threats to non payers of protection money

-no work in Honduras, and the insecurity and violence are overwhelming,
3. El Salvador
4. Dominican Republic
5. Brazil

6. Colombia

-Longest guerilla war

-Cocaine Capital

-Burundfunga

-Crime

 

 
6. Guatemala
7. Peru
8. Colombia
9. Mexico

10. Nicaragua

Immigration debate

I am writing to you in regards to the immigration debate that seems to be such a hot topic these days. I am a white male that lives in Connecticut with my wife and 4 children. I have been the owner of a contracting business (home and business improvements) for 20 years based in Connecticut. Business was always good even though my advertisement was through word of mouth. In the last 10 years my business has lost 2/3 of it gross. In my opinion this decline can be traced directly to the illegal immigrant boom in the New Haven area. Ten years ago men would approach me in the parking lot of a Home Depot asking in broken english if I needed help. About 5 years ago I noticed the same type of people driving small beat up cars with large ladders strapped to the roof. Now those same people are driving new or newer full size trucks. I have talked to many of my clients both current and former and hear the same story. These workers are willing to do the job much cheaper than I can. I currently operate at the bottom cost point to still maintain my business and still lose most jobs to the illegals. Whenever I talk to people they all say the same thing (and don’t really care) that the illegals that do the work have most things paid for so there is no need for them to charge a going rate. In most instances when I lose a bid it is to a $7hr bid, I mean come on you cant run a regular business in Connecticut on $7 an hour. A lot of people I do work for have cleaning ladies, also illegal that charge $40 to clean a 2 story house! Yet these same cleaning ladies show up in brand new cars or suvs. The home owners know what is going on but cant look past the super deal they get to get their house cleaned. Because I am upset about these types of thing am I racist? My son went to get his license and had to wait months to take the written test and is still waiting to take the driving test. It has come out that not only is the delay because of illegals being issued driving licenses but the head of the DMV got caught sending out an email to driving schools telling them not to mention about why there was such a delay. Oh and by the way the DMV official was not fired or reprimanded he just sent out an apology. If I’m upset about this am I racist? Since the affordable care act started my son, who plays college football and myself have lost our orthopedic doctor. He was located in the next town to ours but no longer takes patients from our town. The doctor was the orthopedic doctor for the University of New Haven football team. When I went to the office to ask about it all that was in the waiting room was people not speaking english. My son had an injury and we had to take him 3 towns away to a doctor that was in his 70’s and no longer did operations himself. If I’m upset about this am I racist. My wife was diagnosed with cancer and her doctor wanted to have tests done and for her to see a specialist and he wanted it done as soon as possible. Every specialist we went to took weeks to get us in and when we got there the waiting room was filled with people unable to speak english. It was so bad that they had to have receptionists that were bilingual. Do I know for a fact they were all illegal, no but I have to believe that legal citizens would speak some english. Does the fact that this bothers me make me a racist? Its always a struggle to make ends meet now. It wasn’t that long ago when I had multiple cars, a motorcycle, a boat and went on vacation once a year. That is all gone now. I stand in line at Walmart or a food store and see over flowing carriages pushed by non english speaking people paid for by a silver state credit card. I wont lie, I stand there absolutely furious. Here I am arguing with my wife what goes in the carriage and they are getting stuff for free. ITS A JOKE PERIOD! People see illegal and legal immigration as the same thing, people looking for a better life and who are they harming. Most people feel this way because they see cleaning ladies, lawn cutters, etc and say who are they bothering. The average person is not going to lose his or her job to an illegal. But what about somebody like me? In my fifties I have neither the will nor the money to back to school and lets be honest who’s gonna hire me. I have 2 kids in college and 2 more in High School, what do I tell them. Its to the point now where it just doesn’t make sense to continue my business, where is my help. Is it my bad luck I didn’t study to be a doctor so that’s on me I should have known? I just hope people think a little harder about what we are doing to this country and to people like myself. But in the end I guess its just my hard luck because they are just looking for a better life even if it is ruining mine.

Africa’s Problems

  1. Corruption
  2. Tribalism
  3. Lack of education
  4. Exploitation by foreigners
  5. Dependence on Foreign Aid
  6. Poverty
  7. Crime
  8. Terrorism
  9. Wars and Conflicts
  10. Poor infrastructure particularly electricity
  11. Natural Disasters
  12. Virus
  13. Environmental diseases
  14. Violence Towards Women
  15. Lack of regard for rule of law
  16. Dictatorship and lack of freedom
  17. Government disregard for their own people
  18. Hunger
  19. Barbaric Tribal Customs and Practices
  20. Slavery
  21. Lack of Self Esteem
  22. Lack of Business Skills
  23. Cowardice
  24. Laziness and lack of ambition
  25. Jealousy and Lack of Social Support

 

Sad Facts about Africa

  1. Seventy-five percent of the world’s poorest countries are located in Africa, i
  1. According to Gallup World, in 2013, the 10 countries with the highest proportion of residents living in extreme poverty were all in sub-Saharan Africa.
  1. Approximately one in three people living in sub-Saharan Africa are undernourished.
  1. In sub-Saharan Africa, 589 million people live without electricity. As a result, a staggering 80 percent of the population relies on biomass products such as wood, charcoal and dung in order to cook.
  1. Of the 738 million people globally who lack access to clean water, 37 percent are living in sub-Saharan Africa.
  1. Every year, sub-Saharan Africa misses out on about $30 billion as productivity is compromised by water and sanitation problems. T
  1. Due to continuing violence, conflict and widespread human rights abuses, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reports that 18 million people are of concern to the agency, including stateless people and returnees.
  1. Fewer than 20 percent of African women have access to education. Uneducated African women are twice as likely to contract AIDS and 50 percent less likely to immunize their children. Meanwhile, the children of African women with at least five years of schooling have a 40 percent higher chance of survival.
  1. Women in sub-Saharan Africa are more than 230 times more likely to die during childbirth or pregnancy than women in North America. Approximately one in 16 women living in sub-Saharan African will die during childbirth or pregnancy; only one in 4,000 women in North America will.
  1. More than one million people, mostly children under the age of five, die every year from malaria. Malaria deaths in Africa alone account for 90 percent of all malaria deaths worldwide. Eighty percent of these victims are African children. The U.N. Millennium Project has calculated that a child in Africa dies from malaria every 30 seconds, or about 3,000 each day.

ILLITERACY IS AS HIGH AS 40% ACROSS THE CONTINENT

Although Africa holds many different resources it is a continent where many of the countries have vast numbers of their populations living in poverty. This has lead to 40% of adults in Africa being illiterate.The worst affected areas, with shocking illiteracy over 50% are in Ethiopia, Chad, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Niger, Benin and Burkina Faso.

6. AFRICA IS THE WORLD’S HOTTEST CONTINENT

As you probably already know, Africa has a very warm climate and it is actually considered to be the world’s hottest continent. Around 60% of land is dry and covered by desert, and the Sahara is the world’s biggest hot desert with temperatures often topping 100°F (or exceeding 40°C). But whilst the hottest recorded temperature on Earth was once in Africa in El Azizia, Libya at 136.4°F (58°C), the continent also has the other extreme with the coldest temperate in Africa being as low as −11°F (−23.9 °C) in Ifrane, Morocco. This just shows the diversity of the different countries here in Africa and the differences don’t end with the climate differences!

MORE PEOPLE IN NEW YORK CITY HAVE INTERNET ACCESS THAN THE WHOLE CONTINENT OF AFRICA

As you may expect, Africa is very behind the “digital divide” and there are more people in the one single city of New York with internet access than the entire continent and the 54 countries of Africa!

 

The entire gdp of France is bigger an Africa.

There are more billionaires in Tokyo, than there is in all of Africa, same for millionaires

The concept of countries didn’t exist in Africa, until the Europeans came.

Many of Africa’s and biggest cities were started by Europeans.

Lowest life expectancies

lowest aids rate.

 

 

Taxes around the world

We just keep talking and writing and shouting about taxation here at Nomad Capitalist the same way Europeans and Americans deliberate over football.

Yes, I’m aware that they are not talking about the same thing, despite bearing the same name, but you could say the same thing about the word “taxation” in different countries: It may be the same name, but it can mean something entirely different depending on the country in question.

There are low or zero tax countries and then there are the high tax countries; depending on where you choose to plant your flags, you could be sending half your income to the government or none at all.

No, not all taxation is the same – far from it.

In today’s connected and globalized world, paying more taxes than you have to, if you pay them at all, is a costly error that is more than possible to avoid. It just takes some basic understanding of the different types of taxation, a knowledge of the different tax rates around the globe, and a bit of professional help to get your international tax affairs in order so that your tax bill comes in at a big fat $0.