Tag: dictator

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How a Reviled African Ruler Survived a Coup Hatched in the United States

A group of Gambian exiles scattered around America plotted to storm the Presidential palace and overthrow a brutal dictator. Their budget? $221,000.


The Vagabond King

When 25-year-old Valentine Strasser seized power in Sierra Leone in 1992, he became the world’s youngest head of state. Today he lives with his mother and spends his days drinking gin by the roadside.


Alone In the Dark

On the “horrible weirdness” of Kim Jung Il’s Korea.


Tales of the Tyrant

The daily life of Saddam Hussein.