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  • African Powers Ranked by Military Strength Ranking


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

    The GFP list makes use of over 50 factors in our in-house formula to determine a given nation's Power Index ('PwrIndx') score. This provides the final ranking while also allowing smaller, more technologically-advanced, nations to compete with larger, lesser-developed ones. Some bonuses and penalties are added for refinement that, in the end, we hope presents an unbiased look into the potential conventional military strength of a world power.


    For 2017 there are a total of 33 countries included in this listing.


    1
      Egypt
      PwrIndx: 0.2712, GFP Affiliations: Africa; Middle East
    2
      Algeria
      PwrIndx: 0.4373, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    3
      Ethiopia
      PwrIndx: 0.7505, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    4
      Nigeria
      PwrIndx: 0.7583, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    5
      South Africa
      PwrIndx: 0.7941, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    6
      Angola
      PwrIndx: 0.8609, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    7
      Morocco
      PwrIndx: 0.8791, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    8
      Sudan
      PwrIndx: 1.1947, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    9
      Libya
      PwrIndx: 1.2076, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    10
      Democratic Republic of the Congo
      PwrIndx: 1.3041, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    11
      Kenya
      PwrIndx: 1.3433, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    12
      Tunisia
      PwrIndx: 1.3663, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    13
      Zimbabwe
      PwrIndx: 1.5112, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    14
      Zambia
      PwrIndx: 1.6096, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    15
      Chad
      PwrIndx: 1.7817, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    16
      Uganda
      PwrIndx: 1.8436, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    17
      Tanzania
      PwrIndx: 1.9097, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    18
      South Sudan
      PwrIndx: 1.9354, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    19
      Ghana
      PwrIndx: 2.0016, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    20
      Cameroon
      PwrIndx: 2.1938, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    21
      Mozambique
      PwrIndx: 2.2463, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    22
      Niger
      PwrIndx: 2.4179, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    23
      Ivory Coast
      PwrIndx: 2.4335, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    24
      Mali
      PwrIndx: 2.6033, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    25
      Madagascar
      PwrIndx: 2.6969, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    26
      Gabon
      PwrIndx: 2.7497, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    27
      Republic of the Congo
      PwrIndx: 2.7741, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    28
      Namibia
      PwrIndx: 3.2777, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    29
      Somalia
      PwrIndx: 3.3462, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    30
      Central African Republic
      PwrIndx: 3.6678, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    31
      Mauritania
      PwrIndx: 4.3004, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    32
      Botswana
      PwrIndx: 4.3456, GFP Affiliations: Africa
    33
      Sierra Leone
      PwrIndx: 4.5726, GFP Affiliations: Africa