Top 10 African countries with highest military personnel

Military personnel are individuals who serve in the armed forces of a nation. They are responsible for a wide range of duties, from defending the country against external threats to providing humanitarian assistance in times of crisis.

Military personnel come from all walks of life and have a variety of motivations for serving. Some people join the military for a sense of adventure or patriotism, while others are attracted to the benefits such as job security, healthcare, and educational opportunities.

Certain regions like North Africa and East Africa tend to have larger and more active militaries due to ongoing conflicts and regional tensions.

Algeria had the highest military spending in Northern Africa. Morocco and Egypt followed.

In terms of the worldwide arms trade, Egypt was a major importer of weapons. The nation had imported close to five percent of the global market share. The majority of these weapons were imported from the United States of America, followed by Russia.

That said, below are the top 10 African countries with the largest armies (military personnel) according to a result compiled by Statista:

1. Egypt – 440,000

2. Morocco – 200,000

3. Eritrea – 175,000

4. South Sudan – 175,000

5. Ethiopia – 150,000

6. DR Congo – 140,000

7. Nigeria – 135,000

8. Algeria – 130,000

9. Angola – 107,000

10. Sudan – 100,000

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