Nigeria placed at 4th out of 30 African countries with the most powerful military in Africa

Egypt has the most powerful military in Africa, followed by Algeria, Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa according to an index that has just been released by the Global Firepower (GFP) that measures a government’s military …

Out of 30 African countries the GFP has been able to determine that Egypt as the leading country in Africa in military power and 12th out of 126 countries in the world. Egypt has the manpower, equipment which covers the air, land, naval power and the petroleum to sustain its army among other factors. Second in line is Algeria, followed by Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa.
  1. Angola
  2. Morocco
  3. Sudan
  4. Libya
  5. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  6. Kenya
  7. Tunisia
  8. Zimbabwe
  9. Zambia
  10. Chad
  11. Uganda
  12. Tanzania
  13. South Sudan
  14. Ghana
  15. Cameroon
  16. Mozambique
  17. Niger
  18. Ivory Coast
  19. Mali
  20. Madagascar
  21. Gabon
  22. Republic of the Congo
  23. Namibia
  24. Somalia
  25. Central African Republic
The annual GFP index boasts of using an algorithm that attempts to provide a fair canvas that presents an unbiased ranking and realistic outlook on the conventional military firepower and strength of countries. Their 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 formula is interesting because it makes a smaller but more technologically advanced country competitive with larger militaries from less advanced countries.
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.

Source: CCTV Africa

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