And yes, though there is no such thing as perfect leaders, we can be sure of a few things that good leaders have: A vision of the future (where he/she want to take the nation).  The ability to articulate that vision and encourage others (followers/citizens) to jump into that vision, work hard on it, until the vision is achieved.  (deleted): not relevant in the 21st century. Now, Making the Grades: First, my all-time favorite presidents in the world: 1. Thomas Sankara (Burkina Faso) "A-" 2. Alexander Lukashenko (Belarus) "B+" 3. Julius Nyerere (Tanzania) "B-" 4. Evo Morales (Bolivia) "B-" 5. Paul Kagame (Rwanda) "B-" Second, the worst Presidents of all-time: 1. Hassan Ahmad AL BASHIR (Sudan) "D+" 2. "Mtalii" Jakaya Kikwete (Tanzania): "D-" 3. Idd Amin "Dada" (Uganda) He gets " F" 4. (deleted): He also gets "F" 5. "Mad" Bob Mugabe (Zimbabwe): I don't even know what to give this guy. He doesn't even deserve a " K-". P.S. Ali H. Mwinyi (Tanzania): was # 9 on this list. Congratulation,Tanzania !!