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  1. Ranking the military powers of Africa by country, from strongest to weakest. 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.

    • Libya
    • Angola
    • Tunisia
    • Morocco
    • Kenya
    • Nigeria
    • South Africa
    • Ethiopia
    • Algeria
    • Egypt

    The strength of Libya’s military comes mainly from its large cache of equipment, despite a relatively small number of active troops. Further hampering Libya’s abilities is the continuing violence and unrest stemming from the revolution which began in 2011. A stable government has yet to emerge from it. Regardless, the country still has available 2,...

    The Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), headed by Chief of Staff Geraldo Nunda, succeeded the Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola in 1991. It has three components: the army, the navy, and the air force. Its involvement in training the armies of Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau was controversial, especially as the leaders of the 2012 Guinea-Bissau coup d’...

    The Tunisian Armed Forces is composed of three mechanized brigades, one Saharan territorial group, one special forces group, and one military police regiment. They have contributed to peacekeeping missions, including during the Rwandan genocide, and were forced into border clashes with Libyan rebels in 2011 during their civil war. They hold 900 arm...

    Highly dependent on foreign equipment, the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces have been involved in the conflict with the POLISARO, a liberation movement fighting for the independence of Western Sahara. They are involved in numerous peacekeeping missions, including in Somalia. The military has at its disposal 2,120 armored fighting vehicles, 1,348 tanks, ...

    Kenya has established itself as a vital participant in international peacekeeping missions, and is able to do so due to its merchant marine strength and an enormous labor force – resulting in high available manpower. Though it doesn’t possess as much of its own equipment, its role as a member of international teams allows the Kenyan military to sha...

    Due to its size, it’s no surprise that several hundred thousand troops comprise the Nigerian Armed Forces — army, navy, and air force. Like Algeria, an abundant domestic oil supply eases the financial burden of involvement in military conflict. Nigeria has more than 1,400 armored vehicles, 360 tanks, and 6,000 logistical vehicles at its disposal, a...

    As it hasn’t been embroiled in an international military conflict for some time, South Africa uses its highly advanced military for peacekeeping and international cooperation. Its aircraft and naval vessels are notoriously well equipped with the latest technology, and though the country has less than 100,000 active front line personnel, it has the ...

    As a landlocked country, Ethiopia has focused its resources on developing its army and air force to an impressive degree (the GFP doesn’t penalize landlocked countries for not having a naval force). Several hundred thousand personnel make up its current force, and it has significant numbers of land and air systems at its disposal. An enormous popul...

    As Algeria has a large maritime border, it has developed all its military capabilities to an impressively modern degree, including its land, sea, and air forces. Algeria’s active frontline personnel number more than 127,000 troops and it has nearly 2,000 armored fighting vehicles at its disposal. Algeria also has the added benefit of its own oil re...

    Egypt puts itself over the top with regard to military strength due to the sheer size of its armed forces. Nearly 500,000 personnel serve on its active frontline force, far surpassing all its African counterparts. It has nearly 10,000 armored fighting vehicles, 60,000 logistical vehicles, 900 aircraft, and large oil reserves from which to draw. The...

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    • Egyptian Armed Forces
    • The Algerian People’s National Army
    • Eritrean Military
    • Nigerian Armed Forces
    • The Sudanese Armed Forces
    • South Sudan People’s Defence Forces
    • The Ethiopian National Defense Force
    • The Armed Forces of The Democratic Republic of The Congo Dr Congo
    • Angola Armed Forces
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    Total personnel – 1.3 million Active military: 438,000 Paramilitary: 397,000 Reserves: 479,000 The Egyptian Armed Forces is the general name of the military power. It consists of about 1.3 million personnel, nearly 500,000 of whom are active personnel. This army is one of the most feared in Africa; with very well trained and disciplined soldiers. T...

    Total personnel – 467,000 Active military: 130,000 Paramilitary: 187,000 Reserves: 150,000 The Algerian People’s National Army is the general name for this army which comprises the Algerian Land Forces, Algerian National Navy, Algerian Air Force, Territorial Air Defence Forces, and Republican Guard. Algeria is a very well-organized country; it is, ...

    Total personnel: 321,000 Active military: 201,000 Paramilitary: 0 Reserves: 120,000 Eritrea is often described as North Korea; it is in a perpetual state of war readiness; perhaps a result of its turbulent history which has seen it have to fight for its sovereignty, and its very right to exist. The Eritrean Defence Forces (EDF) is the combined mili...

    Total personnel: 223,000 Active military: 143,000 Paramilitary: 80,000 Reserves: 0 The Nigerian Armed Forces (NAF) refers to the combined military forces of Nigeria; which consists of three uniformed service branches: the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy, and Nigerian Air Force. The Armed Forces take commands from the President of Nigeria; Commander-In...

    Total personnel: 209,000 Active military: 104,000 Paramilitary: 105,000 Reserves: 0 The Sudanese Armed Forces are the military forces of the Republic of Sudan. Sudan’s military is one of those which has recently been involved in proper military engagement. For several years it was engaged in a war on its own soil; against the separatists, especiall...

    Total personnel: 185,000 Active military: 185,000 Paramilitary: 0 Reserves: 0 The South Sudan People’s Defence Forces (SSPDF), which was formerly known as the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), is the major military presence of South Sudan. The SPLA was founded in 1983 and was a key participant in the Second Sudanese Civil War, led by John Gara...

    Total personnel: 138,000 Active military: 138,000 Paramilitary: 0 Reserves: 0 The Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) is the military force of Ethiopia. The Ethiopian National Defense Force has recently been involved in military engagement; part of which was the civil war that resulted in the emergence of Eritrea. The Ethiopian National Defense...

    Total personnel: 134,000 Active military: 134,000 Paramilitary: 0 Reserves: 0 The Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo refers to the organisation responsible for defending the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are made up of the Land Forces, Air Force, and the Navy. The Armed ...

    Total personnel: 117,000 Active military: 107,000 Paramilitary: 10,000 The Angolan Armed Forces FAA is the military of Angola. The FAA is made up of the Angolan Army, the Angolan Navy, and the National Air Force of Angola. The reported personnel strength of the Angolan Armed Forces is about 107,000. The FAA has a budget of about $7 billion, and mos...

    The strongest militaries in Africa need to have been recently involved in military engagements. This is because while all the money and equipment are very important, the most important factor that determines the greatness of an army is its morale; the courage to face the enemy even in perilous moments.

    • Egypt 9/138. Egypt is ranked 9th out of the 138 countries surveyed. This country has been the military powerhouse of Africafor a long time and continues to be so.
    • Algeria 28/138. Algeria is ranked 28 out of the 138 countries surveyed. Algeria is arguably Africa's top spender on defense. The country's frontline personnel number over 127,000 troops and it is made up of a modern army funded largely by its oil resources.
    • South Africa 29/138. South Africa is ranked 29 out of the 138 countries surveyed. This country's military can be compared with other developed European nations.
    • Nigeria 42/138. Nigeria is ranked 42 out of the 138 countries analyzed. The country's navy, army and air force is supplied by a huge population, while its equipment is heavily supplied by its oil resources.
    • Egypt
    • Algeria
    • South Africa
    • Nigeria
    • Ethiopia
    • Angola
    • Morocco
    • Libya
    • Tunisia
    • Kenya

    In Africa, Egypt still remains on the forefront for having the strongest military forces due to their large size of military forces. The country brags of having over 500,000 personnel serving in the forces. There is no any other country in Africa with such huge number of personnel in the forces since memories in history. Egypt has nearly 10,000 arm...

    Algeria has a large maritime border. This has necessitated having a strong military force. The country has upgraded her military capabilities to modern ones in areas such as Land, Marine and air forces. The troops use up-to-date fighting equipment to execute their missions. The country has over 125,000 personnel on the front line and more than 2,50...

    South Africa is a historical country and was among the first countries in Africa to be civilized. So far, the country has not yet engaged in any military conflict for a long time. I She has only taken part in a good number of peacekeeping missions. The sleeping lion has highly advanced military for peacekeeping and international cooperation. The co...

    Nigeria is among the African countries with largest population. This has therefore made it possible to have more than 200,000 personnel in the frontline troops. Oil in Nigeria has been so resourceful for years; it has eased the financial burden to acquire the requirements for military troops. Nigeria has more than 1400 armored vehicles, 360 tankers...

    Ethiopia has more than 100,000 personnel who make her military troop. As a landlocked country, Ethiopia does not have a naval force and therefore has focused on diverting her resources to develop land and air force departments. The country has also been well known for having stable large population which maintains larger number of troops in the mil...

    Angola has also come up to be counted among countries with best military forces in Africa. Her army forces are held by Chief of Staff Geraldo Nunda who succeeded back in 2010. The country has 920 armored fighting vehicles, 140 tankers, 270 pieces of aircraft and 56 naval forces. Angolan oil has been a strength and a big secret to her success story.

    Morocco is not well endowed with resources however she tries much to be on the front line to maintain her military strength. The country depends on other countries for military equipment. The Moroccan army forces have had continuous conflicts with POLISARO which is a liberation movement fighting for independence of Western parts of Sahara. So far, ...

    Libya has a wide variety of arsenal. This has made the country to be recognized on the map for having the strong military forces. Libya has over 2500 armored vehicles, 500 tankers, 600 towed artillery pieces and 6500 logistical vehicles. Oil reserves also enables the country’s military to fuel the tanker and other movables with ease. The strength o...

    The country is located in the Northern part of Africa. Her military forces have contributed to peacekeeping missions in countries such as Rwanda and Libya. Tunisia has 900 armored fighting vehicles, 350 tankers supported with enough manpower of over 5 million citizens who provide sufficient labor force. Currently, the country boasts of having a sta...

    The country has proven her military strengthsby engaging in peacekeeping missions to other countries such as Somalia. Just like Morocco and any other country in Africa, Kenya highly depends on equipment from outside. The Kenyan marine, air and land forces are so strong due to the country being a member of international teams. These has enabled them...

  3. Apr 17, 2020 · Top 10 strongest countries in Africa (2020) summary: 1. Egypt With an area of around 1,001,449 sq. km, the Arab Republic of Egypt is the 12th largest country by area in Africa. But for the people wondering which country has the strongest military in Africa 2020 will hold, Egypt is the answer. We will keep the statistics simple.

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