LITTLE-KNOWN DICTATORS

True Stories

The Sometimes Apocryphal Sins of Bolivia's Worst President

Mariano Melgarejo loved four things: sex, booze, gambling and having it all.
Around the World

Gambian Warriors Fight for a Greener Future

The tiny West African nation is emerging as a model of activism in battling climate change and managing waste.
News + Politics

How to Get Away With Dictatorship in the Age of Democracy

Dozens of men around the world resist the tide of democracy.
News + Politics

Yahya Jammeh: The Worst Dictator You've Never Heard Of

This eccentric African president claims he can cure AIDS.
OZY TV

The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.
News + Politics

Islam Karimov: The Tyrant Everyone Is Dying to Woo

The Uzbek strongman can’t seem to commit a crime that would lose him supporters.
News + Politics

Alexander Lukashenko: Europe's Last Dictator

Meet Alexander Lukashenko, the longtime autocrat who’s trying to out-macho Vladimir Putin.
News + Politics

Africa’s Wannabe Mao With a Mustache

He took his country from under Ethiopia’s thumb — and placed it under his own.
News + Politics

Choummaly Sayasone: The L-7 Weenie of Tyrants

This unassuming man runs one of Asia’s economic rising stars with an iron fist.
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The Weekender

OZY Tribe members near and far provide delicious recommendations for your valuable weekend time.
News + Politics

Mswati III: The Playboy King

In the first of a series on little-known dictators, we look at Mswati III’s iron fist and fleet of luxury cars.

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