Come along with us as this article will bring you to the list of the most powerful countries in Africa. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it giving you some advice. Africa has the population of 877 million people out of which 130 million lives in Nigeria, and 71 million in Egypt. This continent has a growing issue of malnutrition, hunger, diseases and lack of basic human needs, not to talk about the rights. However, many African countries are very wealthy in natural resources. For example, Sudan and Nigeria are its two leading oil producers. Botswana, Congo (Kinshasa), South Africa and Angola together make 46% of the world’s key production of diamonds. Moreover, Ghana, Tanzania, and Mali are known to be rich in gold.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the most powerful countries in Africa from their list.
The first country is Libya. Out of total population of around 6.5 million people, Libya has 3.5 million of available workforce and 3 million that are fit for the service. However, total military personnel is 100,000. Total aircraft power is 121, while there are only five naval assets and four major ports. Libya is rich in petroleum, and it is considered as its primary natural resource. On the passport ranking, out of 199 countries and territories, Libya is 87. The next country is Sudan. Around 13 million is fit for military service, while there is only 177,150 of active military personnel. There is in total 181 aircraft, out of which 70 are helicopters. There are 18 navy assets, what makes Sudan more powerful than previously mentioned Libya. However, what the two countries have in common is its primary natural resource – petroleum. According to the global passport ranking, Sudan’s passport is in the 89th position. The last country on our list for now is DR Congo. DR Congo has a population of 81 million people. However, only 16 million are available workforce out of which only a little bit over million are men who reached military age. Their aircraft strength is showed in 41 aircraft out of which more than half are helicopters. There are 200 combat tanks and 20 naval assets. DR Congo is extremely rich in almost every type of minerals, but its corruption and slavery drove the people of this country to starvation. Its position on the global passport ranking is 83, while its visa-free score is 45.
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