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The ranking of 2020 African Military Strength

In the ranking of 2020 Global Firepower Military Strength for African, Egypt still maintains the first position of the most potent Military Strength in Africa, followed by Algeria and South Africa.

According to the 2020 ranking on military strength in Africa by Global Firepower, there are a total of 35 African countries included in the new list of Military Strength (2020). The GFP list uses more than 50 factors in their internal formula to determine a country’s Power Index score (“PwrIndx”).

These factors provide the final ranking while allowing smaller, more technologically advanced countries to compete with larger, less developed countries.

Some additional bonuses and penalties are added for the case of refinement which, in the end, GFP hopes to “present an unbiased view of the potential conventional military strength of global power”.

Egypt

Egypt still maintained the first position in Africa and has one of the largest armies on the black continent with a growing local defense industry, according to Global Firepower’s 2020 military ranking.

The ranking of 2020 African Military Strength

The 2020 ranking assesses the diversity of each country’s weapons and pays particular attention to available human resources, geography, logistical capacity, and available natural resources.

While Egypt rank first this year in African, it moved up to 9 positions globally. Algeria and South Africa still maintained their ranking from 2019 to 2020. Nigeria ranks 4th this year.

Below are a total of 35 countries included in the African Military Strength (2020) listing

RankingCountries Power Index score
1Egypt0.1872
2Algeria0.4659
3South Africa0.4985
4Nigeria0.6485
5Angola0.8379
6Morocco0.8408
7Ethiopia0.8581
8Democratic Republic of the Congo1.1389
9Sudan1.3017
10Libya1.3696
11Tunisia 1.4619
12Kenya1.5287
13Uganda1.6176
14Chad1.6383
15Zambia1.6464
16Zimbabwe1.7577
17Mali1.8941
18Burkina Faso1.9009
19Cameroon1.9902
20Niger2.0153
21Ivory Coast2.0236
22Ghana2.0554
23Botswana2.0582
24Tanzania2.0651
25Mozambique2.3364
26South Sudan2.3501
27Republic of the Congo2.9509
28Mauritania3.0477
29Madagascar3.0869
30Namibia3.2817
31Central African Republic3.2889
32Gabon3.3736
33Sierra Leone4.2063
34Somalia4.6404
35Liberia5.5737
The ranking of 2020 African Military Strength
The ranking of 2020 African Military Strength

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