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Top 10 Smallest Militaries in Africa as of 2021

These countries have the smallest militaries for two main reasons because they enjoy a peaceful relationship with all their neighbors and face no real threat of being attacked, or they can't afford it. Below are the top ten smallest militaries in Africa:

10. Gambia Military- 3500 

Gambia has only 3500 active security personnel, with a budget of $4 million, which is 0.5% of their GDP.

9. Lesotho Military- 3100 

This small Southern African country has active personnel of 3100 with a budget of $23 million, which is 2.3% of the countries GDP.

8. Swaziland Military- 3000 

This small Southern African monarchy has 3000 active personnel with a budget of $100 million, which is 3% of the countries GDP.

7. Equatorial Guinea Military- 2400 

This Central West African country has about 2400 active personnel with a budget of $10 million, which is about 0.1% of the countries GDP.

6. Liberian Military- 2100 

This small West African country has about 2100 active personnel with a budget of about $13 million, which is 0.8% of the countries GDP.

5. Cape Verde Military- 1200 

This small West African Island nation has about 1200 active military personnel with a budget of about $11 million, which is 0.7% of the countries GDP.

4. Seychelles Military- 650 

This Indian Ocean island nation has only 650 active personnel with a budget of $10 million, which is 1% of the countries GDP.

3. Comoros military- 500 

This Indian Ocean island nation has 500 active military personnel with a budget of$7 million, which is 2% of the countries GDP.

2. Sao Tome and Principe Military- 300 

This Western African Island nation has 300 active military personnel. They have a budget of $1 million, which is 0.8% of the countries GDP.

1. Mauritius 

The country technically has no standing military. All military police and security functions are carried out by the police department with a budget of $9.1 million.

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