This book is about the idiosyncratic personal dictatorships sprang up in Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. It surveys the social, economic, and political histories of Uganda, Central African Republic and Equatorial Guinea, exploring conditions that facilitated the rise of the dictatorial triumvirate.

chapter 1|29 pages

The Face of Dictatorship in Africa

chapter 2|46 pages

Francisco Macias Nguema

Tyrant of Equatorial Guinea

chapter 3|51 pages

Idi Amin

The Brutal Reign of the Iron Marshal

chapter 4|50 pages

Jean-Bedel Bokassa

“Emperor” of the Central African Republic

chapter 5|19 pages

The Authoritarian Syndrome in Africa