The 20 African Powers Ranked by Military Strength: Many people in the African continent are suffering due to political upheaval, fighting and oppression. Global Firepower (GFP) has ranked the African nations based on their military might.
Here are the top 20 most powerful countries in Africa, with their Power Index (PwrIndx) score as of 2015.
20) Mozambique (PwrIndx: 4.1026)
Active Personnel: 11,200
Mozambique has 96 tanks and active frontline personnel of 11,200. The defense budget is $86 million. The country covers 799,380 sq km and has a coastline of 2,470 km.
19) Somalia (PwrIndx: 3.5462)
Active Personnel: 2,000
Population of Somalia is 10,251,568. The country has 2000 active frontline personnel. There are 70 tanks, 260 armored fighting vehicles and 50 towed artillery.
18) Zambia (PwrIndx: 3.5013)
Active Personnel: 15,100
Zambia has 15,100 active frontline personnel. More than 3.4 million people are fit for service. Zambia has 67 aircraft and 70 tanks. The nation produces 175 bbl/day.
17) Cameroon (PwrIndx: 3.3009)
Active Personnel: 14,100
Cameroon’s defense budget is $370,000,000. It covers an area of 475,440 sq km and has a coastline of 400 km. The country has 30 aircraft and its total naval strength is 60.