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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.


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