This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 11 °C Friday 29 May, 2020


# dictator - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Spanish Supreme Court approves exhumation of Franco's remains

The ruling has been hailed as “a great victory for Spanish democracy” by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

# dictator - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Manuel Noriega, infamous dictator toppled by US army, dies aged 83

Noriega ruled the Central American country of Panama between 1983 and 1989 before being deposed by a US military invasion.

# dictator - Monday 12 October, 2015

Europe's 'last dictator' re-elected after saying his main rival shouldn't win because she's a woman

Western sanctions in the country, imposed over rights abuse allegations, might soon be lifted.

# dictator - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Lenin, Stalin and 'The Myth of the Beloved Leader'

New exhibition in Russia shows how the two former leaders used the cult of personality to their advantage.

# dictator - Friday 29 March, 2013

Video: Pakistani lawyer throws shoe at Musharraf in court

The shoe was thrown at the ex-dictator as he walked to a courtroom to extend his bail on charges of conspiracy to murder and sacking judges.

# dictator - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Descendants of Stalin officials bear witness to his 'mission'

Theatrical show in a Moscow human rights’ museum is shedding light on those who imposed the brutal will of the Russian dictator.

# dictator - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Pinochet will leaves everything to his family

The family had requested the document remain private, but investigators are trying to find what happened to around €20 million the dictator had hidden away before he died.

# dictator - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Mugabe says he is "fit as a fiddle" and compares himself to Jesus

The Zimbabwean president, speaking on his 88th birthday, also gave tips on how to live a long life.

# dictator - Monday 12 December, 2011

Ex-dictator Noriega extradited to Panama to finish sentence

Noriega has been extradited by France to face charges of embezzlement and murder in his home country.

# dictator - Friday 2 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge Nando's pulls 'dictator' ads following complaints Nando's

Nando's pulls 'dictator' ads following complaints

The controversial South African ad depicted Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe as ‘the last dictator standing’, and was pulled following protests from his country.

# dictator - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Stalin's daughter who defected to the US dies aged 85

Lana Peters, as she became known, defected to the US in 1967 at the height of Cold War tensions.

# dictator - Friday 15 April, 2011

North Korea founder's birthday is celebrated - 17 years after his death North Korea This post contains images

North Korea founder's birthday is celebrated - 17 years after his death

Kim Il Sung would have turned 99 today and the “Day of the Sun” remains the country’s most important national holiday.

# dictator - Tuesday 18 January, 2011

'Baby Doc' Duvalier arrested by Haitian authorities

Former dictator accused of embezzlement and human rights abuses to be shown the file being brought against him by Haitian prosecutors.

# dictator - Monday 17 January, 2011

Notorious Haitian dictator returns to "help" country's people Haiti This post contains videos

Notorious Haitian dictator returns to "help" country's people

Jean-Claude Duvalier was ousted in revolt in 1986 after he and his father presided over brutal regime reinforced by deadly private militia, the Tonton Macoutes.

# dictator - Tuesday 5 October, 2010

The new face of North Korea? North Korea This post contains images

The new face of North Korea?

Reports and new pictures of the son – and heir apparent – of Kim Jong-Il suggest he may have had plastic surgery to look more like his grandfather, founder of North Korea

# dictator - Wednesday 21 July, 2010

TWENTY-ONE YEARS after their death, the remains of former Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, have been exhumed from their graves.

The remains will be DNA tested to see if they really are those of the Ceausescus, after family members called for verification of the identities.

Ceausescu, who was the secretary general of the Romanian Communist Party, ruled the country from 1965 until his government was overthrown by a revolution in 1989. He had attempted to stifle public discontent through a system of secret police.

The couple were executed in December, 1989, after being sentenced to death by a military court. The couple had been trying to flee from Bucharest when they were captured.

Ceausescu’s son-in-law, Mircea Opran, told Romanian reporters that he wasn’t sure what would happen if the remains are discovered not to belong to Nicolae and Elena. “Probably we will sue the Romanian state,” he said.