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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 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