Top 10 Countries with Strongest Militaries in Africa

According to military strength, the country with the highest Power Index (‘PwrIndx’) score is regarded the strongest. This number is used to compare countries’ military strength.

Egypt will have the most powerful armed forces in Africa by 2023, owing to its conventional fighting capability. Egypt gets the highest score in Africa, 0.22. Algeria and South Africa are in second and third place on the list, with scores of 0.39 and 0.48, respectively.

Here’s the list of the top 10 most powerful militaries in Africa in 2023, according to the most recent data from Global Fire Power:

  • Egypt (PwrIndx Score: 0.22) 

  • Algeria (PwrIndx Score: 0.39)

  • South Africa (PwrIndx Score: 0.48)

  • Nigeria (PwrIndx Score of 0.55)

  • Ethiopia (PwrIndx Score: 0.79)

  • Angola (PwrIndx Score: 0.87)

  • Tunisia (PwrIndx Score: 1.32)

  • Libya (PwrIndx Score: 1.47)

  • Uganda (PwrIndx Score: 1.62)

  • Kenya (PwrIndx Score: 1.77)

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