12 Steps to becoming an African dictator

Our fave Kenyan writer, Binyavanga Wainaina, recently published a kick-ass step-by-step guide for aspiring African dictators. Our favorite 5 below: Rule 1. Be the richest man in your country (Daniel arap Moi, Robert Mugabe). If you are a second-generation dictator, this is not hard; just blackmail the guy who came before you (Frederick Chiluba). If you come from an oil-producing country, this is even easier (many Nigerians and Angolans, Chad). […]