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
0.3056 - Egypt
2
0.4514 - Algeria
3
0.7619 - Ethiopia
4
0.7856 - Nigeria
5
0.8252 - South Africa
6
0.8878 - Angola
7
0.9011 - Morocco
8
1.2356 - Sudan
9
1.3169 - Libya
10
1.3384 - Democratic Republic of the Congo
11
1.3731 - Kenya
12
1.4089 - Tunisia
13
1.5508 - Zimbabwe
14
1.6539 - Zambia
15
1.8307 - Chad
16
1.8793 - Uganda
17
1.9561 - Tanzania
18
1.9801 - South Sudan
19
2.0476 - Ghana
20
2.2407 - Cameroon
21
2.3061 - Mozambique
22
2.4719 - Niger
23
2.4901 - Ivory Coast
24
2.6638 - Mali
25
2.7535 - Madagascar
26
2.8204 - Gabon
27
2.8447 - Republic of the Congo
28
3.3534 - Namibia
29
3.4241 - Somalia
30
3.7343 - Central African Republic

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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