The former president of Togo was a cruel dictator. In the December 16th, 2004 edition of "The Economist" there was a good article titled "The world's last personality cults", which was about the dictators of North Korea, Turkmenistan and Togo. Although the former dictator of Togo was the least cruel of the three (North Korea's the worst), he was still a pretty bad guy.
"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.", Winston Churchill