The Most POWERFUL Countries in Africa [2020]

The Most Powerful Countries in Africa

The most powerful countries in Africa are not as well known as their counterparts from other  continents which is understandable because Africa doesn’t really have any global Superpowers. 

One might mention Nigeria or South Africa but when compared with other Global Superpowers these countries fall far short. With cheaper currencies, weaker military power and lower GDP’s, Africa still has a way to go.

The Most Powerful Countries in Africa in 2020 are:

 

#1 EGYPT- Egypt is the most powerful African nation in 2020. 

The Most POWERFUL Countries in Africa [2020]
Egypt -The Most Powerful Country In Africa
It is also the nation with the strongest military force in Africa.

The land of Egypt  covers 995,450 square kilometres of land and 6,000 square kilometres of water, making it the 30th largest nation in the world with a total area of 1,001,450 square kilometres.

Egypt became an independent state in 1831, after gaining its sovereignty from Turkey. The Country shares its land borders with 4 countries: Libya, Sudan, Israel, Palestine. 

Egypt is currently ranked number 25 on the UsNews Power Rankings for all the countries in the world 2020.

Population: 101,964,741

2020 Projected Real GDP % Change: 2.0

2020 Projected Consumer Price % Change: 5.9

GDP: 250.9 Billion USD

Military Defence Budget: 4.4 Billion USD

 

 

#2 SOUTH AFRICA

The Most POWERFUL Countries in Africa [2020]
South Africa-Most POWERFUL Countries in Africa [2020]
South Africa is the 2nd most powerful country in Africa with the 3rd most powerful military force in Africa.

It is located in the southernmost part of the African continent and renowned for its great natural beauty,cool climate and cultural diversity, all of which have made the country a favoured destination for travellers since the legal ending of apartheid in 1994.

Population: 59,166,624

2020 Projected Real GDP % Change: -5.8

2020 Projected Consumer Price % Change: 2.4

GDP: 368.3 Billion USD

Military Defense Budget: 3.6 Billion USD

 

 

#3 KENYA

Most POWERFUL Countries in Africa [2020]

The Republic of Kenya or Jamhuri Ya Kenya (Swahili) is an East African nation rich in culture and history.

Kenya is said to be the origin of the First Black President of the United States of America, the country is very rich in wildlife and natural reserves which make it a very popular global attraction for tourists.

Population: 53,555,426

2020 Projected Real GDP % Change: 1.0

2020 Projected Consumer Price % Change: 5.1

GDP: 99.246 Billion USD

Military Defense Budget: 2.9 Billion USD

 

#4 GHANA

Most POWERFUL Countries in Africa [2020]

Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country located along the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean, in the sub-region of West Africa with its Capital at Accra . It has an area of 238,533 square km. Ghana is one of the world’s fastest growing economies and also one of the most powerful countries in Africa in 2020.

The official language of the Ghanaian is English. Ghana cedi (GHS) is the country’s official currency. It has three bordering countries that are Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, and Togo.

Population: 30,954,936

2020 Projected Real GDP % Change: 1.5

2020 Projected Consumer Price % Change: 9.7

GDP: 65.56 Billion USD

Military Defense Budget: 213.8 Million USD

 

#5 MOROCCO

The Most POWERFUL Countries in Africa [2020]

The Kingdom of Morocco is a mountainous country of western North Africa  that lies directly across the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain. Its capital city is Rabat and its largest city is Casablanca. 

The Karawan mosque in Fez, Morocco is the oldest university in the world built by Fatima al-Fihri. 

It is also home to the second largest film set in the world and happens to be the 5th largest economy in Africa.

Population: 36,831,831

2020 Projected Real GDP % Change: -3.7

2020 Projected Consumer Price % Change: 0.3

GDP: 117.921 Billion USD

Military Defence Budget: 3.7 Billion USD

 

 

#6 TUNISIA

Most POWERFUL Countries in Africa [2020]
Tunisia
Tunisia, one of the Most POWERFUL Countries in Africa in 2020 is a North African Nation, at the northernmost bulge of Africa, which thrusts out toward Sicily to mark the division between the eastern and western Mediterranean Sea. 

Tunisia is home to one of the oldest Medinas in the Arab world. It hosts the Holy Mosque of Uqba. A centre of Islamic teachings, Quranic learning and Sunni scholarship in the entire Maghreb. It is currently a UNESCO World Heritage site

Tunisia is the birthplace of the Arab Spring and  is one of the most liberal countries in the Maghreb region as far as women’s rights are concerned. . It is twice the size of South Carolina, it is bordered on the west by Algeria and by Libya on the south.

Population: 11,796,567

2020 Projected Real GDP % Change: -4.3

2020 Projected Consumer Price % Change: 6.2

GDP: 39.87 Billion USD

Military Defence Budget: 1.7 Billion USD

 

#7 NIGERIA

Most POWERFUL Countries in Africa [2020]
Nigerian Open Market
Nigeria, a very rich African Nation referred to fondly as the Giant of Africa failed to make it on the UsNews Power Rankings for 2020. Nevertheless, It still happens to be one of the Most POWERFUL Countries in Africa in 2020.

Its non-inclusion in this year’s Power List is as a result of repeated incidents of terrorist insurgency in the Northern part of the country which its Government has failed to deal with and the ever increasing corruption in the top government ranks.

It also suffers from rising poverty rates, a failing economy as the world prepares for a Great Depression as a result of the  global pandemic worsens. 

Despite that, Nigeria still remains a force to be reckoned with in the global sphere as the largest singular Black race in the world and the Most populated country in Africa and also boasts one of the Strongest military forces in Africa and remains a major Oil supplier to the World.

Population: 205,205,525

2020 Projected Real GDP % Change: -3.4

2020 Projected Consumer Price % Change: 13.4

GDP: 397.3 Billion USD

Military Defence Budget: 2.4 Billion USD

FINANCE WORLD

Sources:

UsNews: Power Rankings 2020

WorldAtlas: Country Locations

Worldometer: World Population Current Data

International Monetary Fund[IMF]: Country Data

Afrikanza.com: 11 Interesting facts about Tunisia

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