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Peter Pedroncelli, 10:14 am AFKI Original
Africa is home to some of the strongest militaries in the world, with one North African country in particular featuring in the top 10 of the global list. Global Firepower produces an annual military ranking that takes into account 50 factors to determine a list of the most powerful armies in the world from a selection of 133 countries. Here are the 13 African countries with the strongest militaries.
Dana Sanchez, 2:47 pm
The Pentagon plans to privatize and expand U.S. drone flights in the next four years over African and other war zones despite earlier reports that it was reducing deployments. Demand for surveillance and intelligence has grown from five drone flights a day in 2004. Now the Pentagon wants to expand daily flights to as many as 90. The Pentagon envisions a joint approach that includes government contractors flying drones, WSJ reports.
Keren Mikva, 12:03 pm AFKI Original
South Africa uses its highly advanced military for peacekeeping and international cooperation. Its aircraft and naval vessels are notoriously well equipped with the latest technology. The South African military is a force to be reckoned with but it’s not No. 1 on this list. The following 16 countries represent the most powerful militaries in Africa.
Kevin Mwanza, 1:04 am
Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir’s appointment of an old military ally as his deputy may shield one of Africa’s longest-serving rulers from risks at home and abroad.
Kevin Mwanza, 4:37 am
Malian authorities have found a mass grave containing the bodies of soldiers in the southern garrison town of Kati, suspected to belong to the military faction Red Beret that stayed loyal to the current president after a failed coup earlier this year, France24 reported. The site grave , a short drive north of the capital […]
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