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African Powers Ranked by Military Strength

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

African Powers Ranked by Military Strength

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

OVERVIEW



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 2019 there are a total of 34 countries included in this listing.


1
Egypt
PwrIndx: 0.2283
2
Algeria
PwrIndx: 0.4551
3
South Africa
PwrIndx: 0.5405
4
Nigeria
PwrIndx: 0.7007
5
Ethiopia
PwrIndx: 0.7361
6
Angola
PwrIndx: 0.8154
7
Morocco
PwrIndx: 0.8244
8
Sudan
PwrIndx: 1.0051
9
Democratic Republic of t
PwrIndx: 1.0631
10
Libya
PwrIndx: 1.2349
11
Zambia
PwrIndx: 1.3035
12
Tunisia
PwrIndx: 1.3322
13
Zimbabwe
PwrIndx: 1.3906
14
Kenya
PwrIndx: 1.4177
15
Uganda
PwrIndx: 1.5802
16
Chad
PwrIndx: 1.6041
17
Tanzania
PwrIndx: 1.7109
18
Mali
PwrIndx: 1.7172
19
Botswana
PwrIndx: 1.7786
20
Cameroon
PwrIndx: 1.8242
21
Ivory Coast
PwrIndx: 1.8514
22
Ghana
PwrIndx: 1.9231
23
Mozambique
PwrIndx: 1.9287
24
South Sudan
PwrIndx: 2.1281
25
Niger
PwrIndx: 2.1631
26
Republic of the Congo
PwrIndx: 2.4035
27
Madagascar
PwrIndx: 2.6168
28
Namibia
PwrIndx: 2.6519
29
Gabon
PwrIndx: 2.7173
30
Mauritania
PwrIndx: 2.7626
31
Somalia
PwrIndx: 2.7845
32
Central African Republic
PwrIndx: 2.9336
33
Sierra Leone
PwrIndx: 3.6956
34
Liberia
PwrIndx: 4.8442