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.
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.
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:
- South Africa
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- South Sudan
- Ivory Coast
- Republic of the Congo
- 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.