Africa’s Top 10 Military Super Powers


Africa’s Top 10 Military Super Powers
African Countries With Best Military Strength and Fire Power
1. EGYPT
Egypt is a country in the north of Africa with a staggering population of 94 million people and has faced major political crises in the recent past but this has not changed its position as a leading African country when it comes to military strength. A significant percentage of Egypt’s population (over 35 million) are fit for active military service and more than 1.5 million individuals reach the military age every year. With almost 5000 tanks including armoured fighting vehicles, self propelled guns and towed artillery, Egypt is a force to reckon with when it comes to Africa. Having a total of 1,100 aircraft including 245 helicopters, 343 fighters, 390 trainer aircraft and 28 mine warfare, 84 serviceable air ports and a budget of over $4bn pumped into Egypt’s defence every 365 days make Egyptian military the strongest among other countries in Africa
2. ALGERIA
Algeria is a country consisting of 48 provinces and 1541 communes. It is the 33rd most populated country on earth with a population of 39.21 million. More than 20 million people make up the manpower and over 17 million citizens are within the active service year. Algerian military is made up of modern army, navy and air force. The country is largely financed by oil and Sonatrach, the national oil company, is the largest company in Africa generating revenues in excess of $76.1bn and employing over 120,000 people in 2012.
Algeria has the second largest army in Africa and in the Arab World, after Egypt, and has Russia and China as her strategic allies and arms furnisher. 672,993 individuals reach the military age annually. There are over 500,000 active front-line and 400,000 reserve personnel. Algeria is equipped with more than a thousand tanks, 1800 armoured fighting vehicles, over 400 air crafts, 188 helicopters, 6 submarines. With a defense budget of over $10.5 bn, Algeria will continue to be among the African countries with the best military strength.
3. ETHIOPIA
Ethiopia has a population of 94.1 million. It is Africa’s oldest independent country and its second largest in terms of population. Ethiopia has found a way to transform her population into a military stronghold in Africa. With a manpower of 38 million people, 24 million of this population fit for active service and almost 2 million people reaching the military age every year, the country is one of the strongest in Africa. Ethiopia has over 560 tanks and 780 armoured vehicles, 183 multi-launch rocket system (MLRS), 81 air crafts and 39 helicopters to hover around any country plotting any form of invasion.The entire Ethiopia’s defence is supported by 182,500 front-line personnel and over $340 million defence budget to take care of things every 365 days.

4. SOUTH AFRICA
Republic of South Africa, is an African country located at the southern tip of the continent. South Africa is the 25th largest country in the world by area and the 24th most populous country with over 54 million people. When it comes to military power, South Africa has got what it takes to be among the top countries in Africa strong enough to be recognised. Half of South Africa’s population are within the manpower class; 14 million are fit for service and almost a million people (964,139) are getting to military age annually. South Africa has 88,000 active front-line and 17,000 active reserve personnel. On military equipment, South Africa has 191 tanks and 1430 armoured fighting vehicles, 118 self-propelled guns, 240 rocket projectors and 213 total number of air crafts. 4 frigates and 3 submarines keep the shores safe and there is over $4.6 bn spent on defence every year.
5. NIGERIA
Located at the shores of West Africa is the country that is home to a staggering 170 million people. With the available manpower of over 72 million people, there are more than 40 million people who are fit for service with 3.5 million people reaching the military service year every year. Nigeria has 363 tanks, 680 towed-artillery and more than 1,400 armoured fighting vehicles. Nigeria has 96 total air crafts and 36 helicopters, 51 coastal defence crafts and 2 mine warfare. The large population is kept safe with a yearly budget of over $2.3 bn.
6. KENYA
Kenya is a major commercial and technology hub in the East Africa. Officially called the Republic of Kenya, the country has a population of about 41 million residents. When it comes to military strength and fire power, Kenya is a force to reckon with. The country has enough military strength to afford to always send some on a peace keeping mission in other African countries.
Almost 20 million people make up the country’s man power and more than 12 million of these are fit for service. 839,000 reach military age every year. Kenya has 24,000 active front-line, 5,000 active reserve personnel and boasts of 186 tanks, 2000 armoured fighting vehicles, 134 total air crafts, 66 helicopters, 14 coastal defence crafts and with Kenya’s defence budget on its course to hit $5 bn by 2018, we might see the country advancing way ahead of others on this list.
7. MOROCCO
The kingdom of Morocco is a country in the northern region of Africa with a population of over 33 million. The country’s military arm known as the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces is responsible for land-based military operations but in addition to the army, Morocco also has the Navy, the Air Force, the Royal Guard, the Royal Gendarmerie and the Auxiliary Forces.
There are about 17 million available manpower with over 14 million people fit for service, 195,000 people in active front-line service and 150,000 in active reserve. Morocco has 1,348 tanks, 2,120 armoured fighting vehicles, 323 total aircraft, 139 helicopters, 70 coastal defence craft and spends over $3.4 bn in defence budget.
8. TUNISIA
Tunisia is the northernmost country in Africa and home to over 10 million people. There are almost 5 million people who are fit for service out of the 5.7 million available manpower. The number of active front-liner personnel stands at 40,000 with additional 12,000 active reserve personnel.
The country boasts of 350 tanks, 900 armoured fighting vehicles, 139 total aircraft, 75 helicopters, 12 fighters/ interceptors, 25 coastal defence aircraft all backed by over $550 million defence budget per year.
9. ANGOLA
Angola is the 7th largest country in Africa with a population of over 21 million and is located at the southern Africa. There are three components of Angolan military: the Army, Navy and Air Force and all of these have a combined manpower in excess of 100,000 divided into 87,000 active front-line personnel and 30,000 active reserve personnel.
Angola has 140 tanks, 980 armoured fighting vehicles, 298 towed-artillery, 270 total number of aircraft, 98 helicopters with, 15 attack helicopters, 82 fighters/ interceptors. The country’s naval strength is boosted with 30 coastal defence crafts and 2 mine warfare and with a defence budget of over $4 bn, Angola is sure to continue to see a strong military growth
10. LIBYA
The 2011 Libya revolution has placed question marks on the military capabilities of a country with population of just over 6 million. Almost 3 million citizens are fit for service and just about 116,000 people reach service age each year but these small numbers correlate quite oppositely to the artillery and ammunition the country boasts of when compared with other African countries.
Libya boasts of 500 tanks, 2,500 armored fighting vehicles, 400 self propelled guns, 800 rocket projectors, 1050 potable AT weapons, over 600 air crafts and 121 helicopters and $880 million pumped in to defense every year.

THE 11 WORST MONEY MISTAKES TO MAKE IN YOUR THIRTIES


THE 11 WORST MONEY MISTAKES TO MAKE IN YOUR THIRTIES
1. SAVING TOO MUCH IN THE WRONG PLACES.
Investing is important, but oftentimes people in their 30s have placed too much emphasis on the 401(k) or other types of retirement plans, and have neglected to save for other big purchases, explains Brandon Moss, certified financial planner and VP of wealth adviser management at United Capital.
“You definitely want to maximize the match in your 401(k) or other types of plans,” he explains, “But there are other major purchases coming along, especially if you’re starting to have kids or looking to buy a house, that you want to have savings for.”
Contribute money towards a retirement fund, but don’t forget to set aside money for other things, such as a house, car, vacation, or your children’s education. Moss recommends setting up multiple savings accounts to start saving for specific purchases. Check the online interface of your bank and see if it will allow you to create sub-savings accounts.
2. PRIORITIZING YOUR KID’S EDUCATION OVER YOUR OWN RETIREMENT.
While focusing too heavily on the 401(k) is a common mistake, not setting aside enough money for retirement also remains a big issue, especially when kids enter the picture.
Obviously, your child’s education is important, but “your number one priority in your 30s — even if you have a family — still has to be retirement,” says Michael Egan, certified financial planner and partner at Egan, Berger & Weiner, LLC. Think long term, he advises; if you don’t set aside enough money for your own retirement, your child may have to support you in the future, which could end up being more expensive in the long run than student loans would be.
“Make sure you’re on pace for a decent retirement before you start setting aside money for college,” he says. “Once you’re on pace for that, and you have extra funds that you can set aside for a goal like college, definitely do that.” He advises starting with a 529 savings plan..
3. NEGLECTING INSURANCE.
Insurance in general — health, life, home, and disability — often gets put on the back burner, for two main reasons: “It’s not something that’s fun to talk about, so it often gets put off longer than it should,” explains Moss, “And many times, people don’t get great insurance advice. Oftentimes, people are advised to just get covered — it doesn’t matter what type, just get something — but years down the road when they’re in their late 40s and 50s and something happens, they find that they don’t have the proper type or amount of insurance.”
4. NOT HAVING LONG-TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE.
One type of insurance that gets neglected more so than others is long-term disability insurance, says Egan, but not having it can be extremely risky. Disability insurance is meant to provide income should you be disabled and unable to work, which is more likely to happen that many of us may think. It’s estimated by the Social Security Administration that over 25% of today’s 20-year-olds will be disabled before retirement.
“A lot of people will pick up group life insurance, which will cover you if you die,” he explains. “But they don’t think about the disability — especially if it’s not paid for by the company — and that’s your bigger risk. You’re not dead, but you can’t work, so now you have to watch yourself go broke.”
5. NOT TALKING ABOUT MONEY WHEN YOU’RE PLANNING TO GET MARRIED.
It’s not a fun or easy conversation to have, but discussing your personal finances, spending patterns, and financial plan with your partner is crucial, both Moss and Egan say. Egan finds that couples often have this conversation too late in the relationship (or not at all). “By the time they’re finally sitting down to discuss it, there’s already a big emotional investment in the relationship, which causes couples to overlook major financial differences.”
The conversation must happen, and the earlier the better. First, you have to understand the financial background of your partner, says Moss, which allows you to understand how they make financial decisions. Next you can move into the conversation about whether or not you want to separate finances if you’re both working; if you decide to combine them, you must agree on how to spend the joint money..
6. SPENDING TOO MUCH MONEY ON THE WEDDING.
Too many people are spending an absurd amount of money to have a huge wedding, Egan says. Today, the average wedding costs a whopping $26,000.
Egan recommends hosting a smaller wedding, and using the extra money to put toward a down payment on a house. Pulling off a great wedding under $5,000 is possible if you plan on a budget.
However, it does come down to personal preference; if a big wedding is important to you, that’s fine — just start saving for it early on.
7. GOING ALL OUT ON THE FIRST KID.
When the first kid comes along, what tends to happen is that new parents will overspend on top-of-the-line cribs, bottles, clothes, and nursery accessories. “Spending issues that we tend to see in 20-somethings will level out until the kids come along,” Moss says. “And then it explodes.”
You want to raise your child in a comfortable environment, but check yourself before dropping a couple grand on that fancy stroller and draining your savings, as there are bound to be unexpected costs to arise. To get an idea of what you might need to cover, read about the costs new parents didn’t see coming.
8. OVERSPENDING ON CARS.
Another area the experts see overspending is cars. “People get bored with cars quickly. They always want a new car and so they’re always dealing with a car payment,” says Egan. “But it’s a hugely depreciating asset. You don’t want to be putting a lot of money into something that’s going to be worth nothing after a certain number of years.”
Egan says to space your cars 10 years apart. After buying a new one, be sure to pay if off in five years; that way, for the next five years, you can build up other savings. After 10 years, hit the dealerships again. If you took good care of your previous car, you may even be able to trade it in, which will help with the payment of your next one.
Another option is leasing a car. You can determine whether or not this is a good option for you by following this flow chart. Also, consider foregoing the brand new car all together and buy a used car, which could save you a substantial amount of money. Check out Kelley Blue Book to get an idea of how much you should pay for a used car..
9. GOING TO GRADUATE SCHOOL FOR THE WRONG REASONS.
Graduate school comes with a hefty price tag, which is why you want to be positive you’re going back to school for the right reasons, especially if you’re paying for it out of your own pocket.
It should definitively aid your career track, Egan says. He gives the example of getting your MBA: “If you don’t know what you’re targeting to do after you get the MBA, that’s not the right path. If getting your MBA will help you secure a position that you want for your long-term career, then it’s a perfect solution.”
He also recommends treating graduate school as a second job, and not taking time off work to earn your degree, if possible.

10. TAKING A JOB FOR THE SHORT-TERM MONEY.
You’re preparing to enter your peak earning years by your mid-30s, and it’s important to prepare for this phase of your life, Moss says.
“You don’t want to just be taking jobs for the money at this point,” he explains. “You want to be taking the job that is going to prepare you to make a lot more money in your late 30s and early 40s.”
11. ASSUMING YOU’LL HAVE MORE MONEY IN THE FUTURE.
While optimism is a good quality to have, too much optimism can be dangerous, especially when it comes to money, warns Egan.
People tend to assume they’ll be making significantly more money in their 40s, he explains, which they use to justify overspending in the present moment.
“The rule of thumb should be to live below your means,” emphasizes Egan. “If you can’t afford to buy the new car, then buy certified pre-owned. Savings first should be your mentality: Save for retirement first, and spend with whatever is left over. What people typically do is the opposite of that, thinking, ‘I’ve got to buy this, this, and this, and whatever’s left, I’ll save.’ Pay your future first, and make sure your present is secure.”
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BETTING SECRETS FOR 2015/2016 SOCCER SEASON


THE
2015/2016 BETTING SEASON

THE AVENTURINE PYRAMID

BY
VALENTINE C. UWAKWE
(VAL202)

JULY, 2015
THE BEGINNING
The new betting season would be full of excitement and galore. I have cover up the experience of the past seasons, especially the just concluded 2014/2015 and find out many secrets. here I have put all you need to equip self or the battle ahead, indeed I say battle because the field of play as well as your stakes are all battlefield…imagine being glue to the system viewing live score sites to check your results. Now you have seen it free here and no one would give it to you free as I did.
I have known that the betting world is rough, really rough but applying certain principles I will state here would make you overcome losses and minimize you bet games. It makes no sense compiling huge bet slips and at the end of the day you make nothing out from it. The first thing to note here is finding a good website; I will strongly recommend opening nairabet by clicking on this link: https://www.nairabet.com/Odds/registration/affiliate77456.
Once you registered through this link, please notify me to send you more betting secrets to enable place bets effectively. Nevertheless you can read and take notes of the point stated below;
LEAGUES GAMES
It makes no sense trying to place bets on every league or match you set eyes on as the league season commences. You have to select at least three countries in which you would analyses their league matches day in, day out if you are to make money from them. Here am talking about studying three or four leagues. For me I have already map out the following leagues to place bets always;
FRANCE LIQUE 2
FRANCE NATIONAL
ITALY SERIE B
SPAIN SEGUNDA
Here you should learn about previous games using http://www.soccervista.com. You should also use Wikipedia to find out about their current status and cities locations so as to know how far away teams would travel putting in mind flight stress, fatigue and other logistic that may hamper free flow of soccer on the pitch. you should use it also to know about the history of each team and their followership. Don’t forget using http://www.soccerway.com to find out current top scorers in each leagues as this would assist you in making the very best from your analysyes.for a break down of any country you have chosen to place bets on, call me and I would do it for you, but for a small token of recharge cards. For me and the most important for you is to stick to numbers. in straight games I will stick to between 6-9 games only.
OTHER BETTING EVENTS
1. OVER 1.5 GOALS IN 1ST HALF:
I will keep playing this but it would be on the English lower division leagues on Saturdays. Here with an odd as high as 2.95 and the lowest being 2.78, I have decided to settle for only five (5) games on each day I pick this bet to play on weekends. At least this would give me a odd of 191.717 (average). With my N300 and N500 you know what you will earn. ONLY 5 GAMES TO BE SELECTED!
2. BOTH TEAM TO SCORE IN 2ND HALF:
This is an exciting bets but I have decided to stick to it. Here you are just to predict if both teams would score in the 2nd half of the soccer game regardless of who wins. The odds are high as 3.65 while the least is 2.95.here the number of games you select will have to count. For me I have decided to stick to just four (4) games only which could get to 152.054. ONLY 4 GAMES TO BE SELECTED!
3. BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE:
In a full 90mins soccer match, am predicting that both teams would score in the match regardless of who win in the match. Here the odd goes for between 1.80 to 1.95. So here again let the numbers count for you. But sticking to an average of 1.85 with just 6 or 7 games. If you take 6games that gives you 40.6 odd or 7 games that gives you 74.34. So play with at least from N300 to get a good return but a bet of N500 for any odds above would be nice.
ONLY 6 GAMES TO BE SELECTED!

4. 2nd HALF MOST SCORING HALF:
This is fun to see and play but here you are praying for the most goals to occur in 2nd half of the game. Here also your prayer should be a goalless first half or at least a 1 goal score in the first 45mins of play. The odds are between 2.05 to 2.15 but averagely, its peg at 2.05.so adhering to numbers, we get an odd of 77.88 for 6 games and 159.88 for 7games. Here don’t exceed more than 7 games.
Star games of 7=159.66 x N300 = N47, 889
ONLY 6 OR 7 GAMES TO BE SELECTED!
5. HANDICAP BET:
This a simpler bet to place games as here you are giving the home team or away team a one or goal ahead advantage. Here after your analyzing and study it’s good to take 2goals ahead also but let the number count for you here also. Am talking of selecting just eight (8) games here. To be on the safe side you have to give some teams you are not fully sure 2goals ahead. The odds can reach 8.5 or so but this bet involves staking large sums from N5, 000. But if you are staking from N10, 000 please make sure you limit the games not above 6 games.
ONLY 6 AND 8 GAMES TO BE SELECTED!

6. CORRECT SCORE:
This is a very technical game as you have to be very analytical and mathematical as you have to check the teams involve their four previous games and scores. Here the odds are so high reaching 4.56 to 5.23 per game. Here the numbers count again as I advice taking three games only. At an average of 4.56 x three games you get 98.818.odds. The countries to find bets you can place correct score are important here. They include; Tunisian, Moroccans, Algeria, Egyptians and Argentina leagues. The vast majority of the games in this leagues usually ends in either 0:0, 1:1, 2:0 or 2:1 at least.
ONLY 3 GAMES TO BE SELECTED!
7.1ST OR 2ND TEAM TO WIN TO NIL:
One of the very new bets I recently discover. Here you are saying that either the first team would not win the match by 1 or 2 straight nil or the away team to beat the home team by straight nil. i.e
Arsenal vs 202 FC (first team to win to nil-NO)
The game now ended in either 2:1, 1:1 or 0:0. YOU WIN THIS BEAT.
The odds are between 1.25 to 1.35. here a selected number will be chosen to only 5games.
ONLY 5 GAMES TO BE SELECTED!

THE END
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