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African Powers Ranked by Military Strength


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 2018 there are a total of 34 countries included in this listing.

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  Egypt


  PwrIndx: 0.2751, GFP Affiliations: Africa; Middle East
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  Algeria


  PwrIndx: 0.4296, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  South Africa


  PwrIndx: 0.6445, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Nigeria


  PwrIndx: 0.7509, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Angola


  PwrIndx: 0.8266, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Ethiopia


  PwrIndx: 0.8771, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Morocco


  PwrIndx: 0.9125, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Sudan


  PwrIndx: 1.1592, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Libya


  PwrIndx: 1.2558, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Democratic Republic of the Congo


  PwrIndx: 1.3651, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Tunisia


  PwrIndx: 1.4581, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Zimbabwe


  PwrIndx: 1.6201, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Zambia


  PwrIndx: 1.6524, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Kenya


  PwrIndx: 1.6683, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Uganda


  PwrIndx: 1.8853, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Chad


  PwrIndx: 1.8964, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Tanzania


  PwrIndx: 2.0874, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  South Sudan


  PwrIndx: 2.0989, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Botswana


  PwrIndx: 2.2693, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Ghana


  PwrIndx: 2.3525, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Niger


  PwrIndx: 2.4829, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Cameroon


  PwrIndx: 2.4891, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Mozambique


  PwrIndx: 2.5129, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Mali


  PwrIndx: 2.5791, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Ivory Coast


  PwrIndx: 2.7121, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Republic of the Congo


  PwrIndx: 2.9002, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Madagascar


  PwrIndx: 3.0136, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Gabon


  PwrIndx: 3.2781, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Namibia


  PwrIndx: 3.5442, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Mauritania


  PwrIndx: 3.7474, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Central African Republic


  PwrIndx: 3.7667, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Somalia


  PwrIndx: 4.0425, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Sierra Leone


  PwrIndx: 4.7266, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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  Liberia


  PwrIndx: 5.5241, GFP Affiliations: Africa