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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
National FLag
  Egypt
  PwrIndx: 0.2676, GFP Affiliations: Africa; Middle East
2
National FLag
  Algeria
  PwrIndx: 0.4366, GFP Affiliations: Africa
3
National FLag
  Ethiopia
  PwrIndx: 0.7443, GFP Affiliations: Africa
4
National FLag
  Nigeria
  PwrIndx: 0.7511, GFP Affiliations: Africa
5
National FLag
  South Africa
  PwrIndx: 0.7864, GFP Affiliations: Africa
6
National FLag
  Angola
  PwrIndx: 0.8428, GFP Affiliations: Africa
7
National FLag
  Morocco
  PwrIndx: 0.8702, GFP Affiliations: Africa
8
National FLag
  Sudan
  PwrIndx: 1.1777, GFP Affiliations: Africa
9
National FLag
  Libya
  PwrIndx: 1.2096, GFP Affiliations: Africa
10
National FLag
  Democratic Republic of the Congo
  PwrIndx: 1.3442, GFP Affiliations: Africa
11
National FLag
  Kenya
  PwrIndx: 1.3739, GFP Affiliations: Africa
12
National FLag
  Tunisia
  PwrIndx: 1.3782, GFP Affiliations: Africa
13
National FLag
  Zimbabwe
  PwrIndx: 1.5119, GFP Affiliations: Africa
14
National FLag
  Zambia
  PwrIndx: 1.6364, GFP Affiliations: Africa
15
National FLag
  Chad
  PwrIndx: 1.7897, GFP Affiliations: Africa
16
National FLag
  Uganda
  PwrIndx: 1.8679, GFP Affiliations: Africa
17
National FLag
  Tanzania
  PwrIndx: 1.9429, GFP Affiliations: Africa
18
National FLag
  South Sudan
  PwrIndx: 1.9941, GFP Affiliations: Africa
19
National FLag
  Ghana
  PwrIndx: 2.0612, GFP Affiliations: Africa
20
National FLag
  Botswana
  PwrIndx: 2.2647, GFP Affiliations: Africa
21
National FLag
  Mozambique
  PwrIndx: 2.2716, GFP Affiliations: Africa
22
National FLag
  Cameroon
  PwrIndx: 2.3447, GFP Affiliations: Africa
23
National FLag
  Niger
  PwrIndx: 2.4442, GFP Affiliations: Africa
24
National FLag
  Ivory Coast
  PwrIndx: 2.4635, GFP Affiliations: Africa
25
National FLag
  Mali
  PwrIndx: 2.5971, GFP Affiliations: Africa
26
National FLag
  Republic of the Congo
  PwrIndx: 2.7773, GFP Affiliations: Africa
27
National FLag
  Madagascar
  PwrIndx: 2.7895, GFP Affiliations: Africa
28
National FLag
  Gabon
  PwrIndx: 2.8176, GFP Affiliations: Africa
29
National FLag
  Namibia
  PwrIndx: 3.2898, GFP Affiliations: Africa
30
National FLag
  Somalia
  PwrIndx: 3.6761, GFP Affiliations: Africa
31
National FLag
  Central African Republic
  PwrIndx: 3.8788, GFP Affiliations: Africa
32
National FLag
  Mauritania
  PwrIndx: 4.2664, GFP Affiliations: Africa
33
National FLag
  Sierra Leone
  PwrIndx: 4.3701, GFP Affiliations: Africa