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AFRICANGLOBE - In 2016, Africans have allowed a foreign people to have the most powerful military on their home continent. This 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).
AFRICANGLOBE - There's only one real way to compare military strength, and thankfully the world hasn't had many opportunities lately. For a simpler evaluation of military power, we turned to the Global Firepower Index, a ranking of 106 nations based on more than 50 factors including overall military budget, available manpower, and the amount of equipment each country has in its respective arsenal, as well as access to natural resources.