The world’s worst

George B.N. Ayittey, a native of Ghana and president of the Free Africa Foundation, has published at Foreign Policy a list of 23 of the world’s worst dictators. Although I’m not sure all of them warrant the label “dictator” (Ahmadinejad, for example, lacks the ultimate power of the Supreme Leader Khamenei), it’s a useful compilation that sheds light on some of the planet’s lesser-known despots and kleptocrats as well as the more familiar ones.