I thought our military was doing well with its recent exploits against Boko haram, but obviously GFP does not think so. Global Firepower (GFP), a global think thank organization that annually ranks the world’s military, has scored the Cameroon army very low in its 2016 rankings. Though Cameroon is placed ahead of some African and European nations, Cameroon is placed 106 out of 126 countries GFP ranked.
European countries with inferior military power to that of Cameroon are rather little known Easten European nations like Estonia, Slovenia and Bosnia & Herzegovina, while those of Africa are Mozambique, Niger, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Madagascar, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Namibia, Somalia and Central Africa Republic. Honduras, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Nicaragua, Laos and Panama also come after Cameroon on the ranking.
Out of 29 African countries considered on the ranking, Cameroon came a distant 19th in Africa and 106th out of 126 across the world.
Globally, USA, Russia, China, India and France, in ascending order, lead the world in military strength while in Africa, Egypt, Algeria, Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa top the list.