10 Craziest Things That Dictators Have Said And Done

Francois Duvalier

Otherwise known as Papa Doc, Francois Duvalier was the President of Haiti for fourteen years. He had a particular affinity for mysticism and Voodoo, as well as a belief that the number 22 was incredibly lucky. He also ordered that all black dogs be killed within Haiti after he believed a political opponent had transformed into one.

Francisco Macias Nguema

Although Francisco Macias Nguema had relatively humble origins, he rose to become the leader of Equatorial Guinea. Shortly after coming to power, he began to ban traditional school learning, closed hospitals and promoted the powers of witch doctors. He even exiled many intellectuals from the country for running private schools.