A strong leader may be beneficial in some circumstances. Circumstances where the absence of a strong leader has lead to total chaos, may sometimes render a dictatorship to be a necessary evil. Take Rwanda for example, a genocide occurred directly after the assassination of one dictator, and it has taken the rule of what is becoming another Dictator to arguably fix the country. While there are harsh laws curtailing freedom of speech to keep the country under control, there have also been economic reform that have lead Rwanda to be one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
Paul Kagame took power in 2000 as the leader of Rwanda, following his predecessor’s resignation. This period in Rwanda’s governing has seen Kagame implement reforms to education and health care, as well as far-reaching economic improvements. However, during the same period he has also been accused of political repression and pushing censorship laws, such as a ban on talking about tribal or ethnic differences in the country. Despite this he remains popular.