7. Idi Amin, Uganda
In office from 1971 to 1979, Idi Amin was the prototype of a crazy African dictator. His erratic behavior, eccentric and lavish lifestyle, controversies and ruthless killings of internal political enemies became legendary. The most famous myth about him was that he ate his political opponents after he killed them.
Foreign leaders found it hard to communicate with him during his time in power. Soon, they left Uganda alone on the international scene. Despite the raging poverty, extremely low living standards and shortages of food, Idi Amin lived in luxury. He owned a Mercedes 600, a favorite dictator car in those days.
However, his biggest passion was his Citroen SM, which he drove on a daily basis. This was a strange choice for a cannibal dictator in a country without proper roads, but Idi Amin owned not one SM, but seven models of the same car.