[Poll]: Most Powerful Militaries in Africa 2018, See Where Cameroon is

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China might be the strongest military in the world because of the number of personnel it posses, WMD’s, armory, tanks, fighter jet, e.t.c. but what countries in Africa have the highest military strength? this is what this post will seek to address.

The Global Fire Power ranks countries of the world every year according to their military strength and firepower.

A ranking that comes at a time when the Cameroonian army is currently fighting the war against Boko Haram and also secessionist Ambazonians. The Cameroonian army represents about 26,000 to 27,000 men in the army, air, and navy. The budget allocated is also substantial. President Paul Biya has allocated an amount of 124.212 billion CFA francs in 2018 for military expenditures aimed at curbing the security crises he is going through, including in particular the one related to Boko Haram in the Far North and the insurrection attributed to secessionist movements in the North West and South West.

Cameroon has become a pivotal place in the arms market in Central Africa, say many experts.

The GFP list makes use of over 50 factors in their in-house formula to determine a given nation’s Power Index (‘PwrIndx’) score. This provides the final ranking while also allowing smaller, more technologically-advanced, nations to compete with larger, lesser-developed ones. Some bonuses and penalties are added for refinement that, in the end, they hope presents an unbiased look into the potential conventional military strength of a world power.

For 2018 there are a total of 34 countries included in this listing.

National FLagUp, down, stable arrow symbolsEgypt
PwrIndx: 0.2751, GFP Affiliations: Africa; Middle East
National FLagUp, down, stable arrow symbolsAlgeria
PwrIndx: 0.4296, GFP Affiliations: Africa
National FLagUp, down, stable arrow symbolsSouth Africa
PwrIndx: 0.6445, GFP Affiliations: Africa
National FLagUp, down, stable arrow symbolsNigeria
PwrIndx: 0.7509, GFP Affiliations: Africa
National FLagUp, down, stable arrow symbolsAngola
PwrIndx: 0.8266, GFP Affiliations: Africa
National FLagUp, down, stable arrow symbolsEthiopia
PwrIndx: 0.8771, GFP Affiliations: Africa
National FLagUp, down, stable arrow symbolsMorocco
PwrIndx: 0.9125, GFP Affiliations: Africa
National FLagUp, down, stable arrow symbolsSudan
PwrIndx: 1.1592, GFP Affiliations: Africa
National FLagUp, down, stable arrow symbolsLibya
PwrIndx: 1.2558, GFP Affiliations: Africa
10 National FLagUp, down, stable arrow symbolsThe Democratic Republic of the Congo
PwrIndx: 1.3651, GFP Affiliations: Africa
11 National FLagUp, down, stable arrow symbolsTunisia
PwrIndx: 1.4581, GFP Affiliations: Africa
12 National FLagUp, down, stable arrow symbolsZimbabwe
PwrIndx: 1.6201, GFP Affiliations: Africa
13 National FLagUp, down, stable arrow symbolsZambia
PwrIndx: 1.6524, GFP Affiliations: Africa
14 National FLagUp, down, stable arrow symbolsKenya
PwrIndx: 1.6683, GFP Affiliations: Africa
15 National FLagUp, down, stable arrow symbolsUganda
PwrIndx: 1.8853, GFP Affiliations: Africa
16 National FLagUp, down, stable arrow symbolsChad
PwrIndx: 1.8964, GFP Affiliations: Africa
17 National FLagUp, down, stable arrow symbolsTanzania
PwrIndx: 2.0874, GFP Affiliations: Africa
18 National FLagUp, down, stable arrow symbolsSouth Sudan
PwrIndx: 2.0989, GFP Affiliations: Africa
19 National FLagUp, down, stable arrow symbolsBotswana
PwrIndx: 2.2693, GFP Affiliations: Africa
20 National FLagUp, down, stable arrow symbolsGhana
PwrIndx: 2.3525, GFP Affiliations: Africa
21 National FLagUp, down, stable arrow symbolsNiger
PwrIndx: 2.4829, GFP Affiliations: Africa
22 National FLagUp, down, stable arrow symbolsCameroon
PwrIndx: 2.4891, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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Mozambique
PwrIndx: 2.5129, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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Mali
PwrIndx: 2.5791, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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Ivory Coast
PwrIndx: 2.7121, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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Republic of the Congo
PwrIndx: 2.9002, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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Madagascar
PwrIndx: 3.0136, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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Gabon
PwrIndx: 3.2781, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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Namibia
PwrIndx: 3.5442, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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Mauritania
PwrIndx: 3.7474, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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Central African Republic
PwrIndx: 3.7667, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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Somalia
PwrIndx: 4.0425, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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Sierra Leone
PwrIndx: 4.7266, GFP Affiliations: Africa
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Liberia
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SOURCES:
Cameroun Web, Global Fire Power

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