RANKED: Top 10 African countries with the most military personnel

Using data from the World Population Review, Business Insider Africa compiled a list of the top 10 African countries with the most military personnel.

Which African country has the biggest army?

Well, to answer that, we need to consider the three commonly measured categories of military personnel:

  • Active military: Soldiers who work full-time for the army
  • Military reserves: Individuals who do not work for the military full-time but have military training and can be called up and deployed at any time
  • Paramilitary: Groups that are not officially military but operate similarly, such as CIA or SWAT teams in the United States

We can now mention the top 10 African countries with the highest total number of military personnel.

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