4) South Africa (PwrIndx: 1.3467)
Active Personnel: 62,082
South Africa covers 1,219,090 sq km and has a coastline of 2,798 km. Defense budget of South Africa is $4.61 billion. The nation has 191 tanks, 213 aircraft, and its total naval strength is 30. South Africa is one of the richest countries in Africa.
3) Ethiopia (PwrIndx: 1.3229)
Active Personnel: 138,000
The population of Ethiopia is 93,877,025. It has 182,500 active frontline personnel. The nation covers 1,104,300 sq km. Ethiopia’s defense budget is $340 million. It has 560 tanks and 81 aircraft.
2) Algeria (PwrIndx: 1.1698)
Active Personnel: 130,000
Algeria covers an area of 2,381,741 sq km and has a coastline of 998 km. The nation’s defense budget is $10.57 billion. Algeria is the largest country in Africa by size.
1) Egypt (PwrIndx: 0.6122)
Active Personnel: 438,500
Egypt is the most powerful nation in Africa. It has 4,767 tanks and 1,100 aircraft. Its total naval strength is 237. As of 2011 the Egyptian Armed forces have more than 438,500 active personnel, in addition to 800,000 personnel available in reserve and over 400,000 paramilitary personnel making it one of the largest armies in the world. At $7.85 billion, it also has the largest defense budgets in the world.
It would be wonderful if these nations use their military power to spread peace and goodwill among its citizens.