The 30 Most Powerful Militaries In Africa 2016

AFRICANGLOBE – According to an index released by Global Firepower (GFP) measuring a government’s military strength, Nigeria has been ranked as the 4th country with the most powerful military in Africa.

The 30 Most Powerful Militaries In Africa 2016
The Egyptian military.

The list of top 30 countries with the most powerful military in Africa has Egypt topping the list, followed by Algeria, Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa.

The list is drawn based on the country that has the most manpower, equipment which covers the air, land, naval power and the petroleum to sustain its army among other factors.

The ranking system focuses on the diversity of weapons systems and provides bonuses and penalties for things like nuclear arms, diversity of force structures, and alliances (like NATO).

The 30 Most Powerful Militaries In Africa 2016
Africans have allowed a foreign people to have military dominance on their continent.

Meanwhile, the most powerful military in the world is the United States, followed by Russia, China, India and the UK.

US has been the world’s strongest military since 1945.

Here is the full list of top 30 African countries:

1. Egypt

2. Algeria

3. Ethiopia

4. Nigeria

5. South Africa

6. Angola

7.Morocco

8.Sudan

9.Libya

10.Democratic Republic of Congo

11.Kenya

12.Tunisia

13.Zimbabwe

14.Zambia

15.Chad

16.Uganda

17.Tanzania

18.South Sudan

19.Ghana

20.Cameroon 2

1.Mozambique

22.Niger

23.Ivory Coast

24.Mali

25.Madagascar

26.Gabon

27.Republic of the Congo

28.Namibia

29.Somalia

30.Central African Republic