Global Firepower

African Countries Ranked by Military Power (2016)

For centuries, the African continent has been beset with fighting, political upheaval and oppression.





The GFP ranking makes use of over 40 factors to determine each nation's Power Index ("PwrIndx") score. From this score, the finalized ranking is generated. The factors are set within our algorithm which attempts to provide a fair canvas that allows smaller, yet technologically-advanced powers to compete with larger, lesser-developed ones. Additionally, various bonuses and penalties are added for final refinement. In the end, we hope it presents an unbiased ranking and realistic outlook on the conventional military firepower and strength of a given country for a given year. At the very least, this list can be used to stir healthy debate amongst visitors to GFP.


There are a total of (30) countries of Africa represented in the GFP database.


1
0.6214 - Egypt
2
0.8705 - Algeria
3
0.9233 - South Africa
4
1.1602 - Nigeria
5
1.2009 - Ethiopia
6
1.2436 - Morocco
7
1.4458 - Tunisia
8
1.6841 - Kenya
9
1.8593 - Angola
10
2.0079 - Niger
11
2.3142 - Uganda
12
2.3603 - Chad
13
2.3977 - Zimbabwe
14
2.4652 - Ivory Coast
15
2.4913 - Democratic Republic of the Congo
16
2.5538 - Sudan
17
2.5919 - Ghana
18
2.6097 - Central African Republic
19
3.0916 - Namibia
20
3.2238 - Madagascar
21
3.2762 - Republic of the Congo
22
3.3905 - Gabon
23
3.4586 - Cameroon
24
3.5536 - Tanzania
25
3.5794 - South Sudan
26
3.5839 - Libya
27
3.6402 - Zambia
28
3.7392 - Mali
29
3.8115 - Mozambique
30
5.7131 - Somalia

Sources: CIA.gov, CIA World Factbook, wikipedia.com, public domain print and media sources and user contributions. Some values may be estimated when official sources are lacking.

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