Ghana’s Military Ranked 19th Most Powerful In Africa; See Full List

Global Firepower (GFP) has ranked Ghana’s military as the 19th most powerful on the African continent.

According to an index that has been released by the Global Firepower (GFP), Ghana’s military has been ranked as the 19th most powerful on the African continent. According to the ranking, Egypt is the most powerful country in Africa. Also, of all the 30 African countries, Egypt ranked 12th out of 126 countries in the world.

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According to the Global Firepower (GFP) ranking, Egypt among other factors, has manpower and equipment which covers the air, land, naval power and the petroleum to sustain its army. Second in line is Algeria, followed by Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa.

The ranking was made through the measurement of the diversity of weapons systems, work motivation and military alliances.

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Algeria came second followed by Ethiopia who got the third position. Nigeria and South Africa closed up the top 5.

Below is the full list of the rankings:

  1. Egypt
  2. Algeria
  3. Ethiopia
  4. Nigeria
  5. South Africa
  6. Angola
  7. Morocco
  8. Sudan
  9. Libya
  10. Democratic Republic of Congo
  11. Kenya
  12. Tunisia
  13. Zimbabwe
  14. Zambia
  15. Chad
  16. Uganda
  17. Tanzania
  18. South Sudan
  19. Ghana
  20. Cameroon
  21. Mozambique
  22. Niger
  23. Ivory Coast
  24. Mali
  25. Madagascar
  26. Gabon
  27. Republic of the Congo
  28. Namibia
  29. Somalia
  30. Central African Republic

GFP is the index that measures a government’s military strength. It is based on each nation’s conventional war-making capability across land, sea and air. 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 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (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.