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African Countries Ranked by Military Power (2015)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 8/15/2015

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

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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
Egypt
PwrIndx: 0.6214
2
Algeria
PwrIndx: 0.8695
3
South Africa
PwrIndx: 0.9233
4
Nigeria
PwrIndx: 1.1597
5
Ethiopia
PwrIndx: 1.2009
6
Morocco
PwrIndx: 1.2431
7
Tunisia
PwrIndx: 1.4449
8
Kenya
PwrIndx: 1.6835
9
Angola
PwrIndx: 1.8579
10
Niger
PwrIndx: 2.0079
11
Uganda
PwrIndx: 2.3122
12
Chad
PwrIndx: 2.3587
13
Zimbabwe
PwrIndx: 2.3968
14
Ivory Coast
PwrIndx: 2.4641
15
Democratic Republic of the Congo
PwrIndx: 2.4897
16
Sudan
PwrIndx: 2.5529
17
Ghana
PwrIndx: 2.5913
18
Central African Republic
PwrIndx: 2.6089
19
Namibia
PwrIndx: 3.0909
20
Madagascar
PwrIndx: 3.2231
21
Republic of the Congo
PwrIndx: 3.2754
22
Gabon
PwrIndx: 3.3889
23
Cameroon
PwrIndx: 3.4577
24
Tanzania
PwrIndx: 3.5526
25
South Sudan
PwrIndx: 3.5782
26
Libya
PwrIndx: 3.5828
27
Zambia
PwrIndx: 3.6389
28
Mali
PwrIndx: 3.7381
29
Mozambique
PwrIndx: 3.8105
30
Somalia
PwrIndx: 5.7116

Partial 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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