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I usually goes by cannon for that but, in my opinion, a number of countries survived despite the war. Nevertheless, the situation is generaly chaotic with pirates in western Mediterranea, off the coast of Morocco, in the Gulf of Aden, around Cape Town and around Zanzibar.

Libya was subjected to nukes and conventional bombing and Tripoli was reduced to rubble. However, a large number of nomads (including Khadaffi) and isolated communties survived. A new capital was established at Sirte, a small refinery and several oil wells survived.
LIBYA
Libyan Army
- ADA Battalion
Manpower: 690
Assets: 1 SA-8b, 2 Crotale, 9 57AD, 10 40AD
- Artillery Battalion
Manpower: 470
Assets: 4 SO-122s, 6 BM-21s, 16 FH122s
- 1st Armored Battalion
Manpower: 500
Assets: 3 ZSU-23-4s, 11 T-72s, 18 T-55s
- 2nd Armored Battalion
Manpower: 500
Assets: 3 ZSU-23-4s, 11 T-72s, 18 T-55s
- 1st through 5th Infantry Battalion
Manpower: 700
Assets: 2 Danas, 2 RM-70s, 2 SA-13s, 2 EE-9s, 2 EE-11s, 3 OT-64s, 9 BMP-1

Libyan Air Force
- 1st Border Patrol
Manpower: 130
Assets: 4 Mi-24
- 1040th Squadron
Manpower: 90
Assets: 2 Mirage F-1, 4 Mig-21
- 1060th Squadron
Manpower: 120
Assets: 5 Mig-23

Libyan Navy
- Al Isar (Natya-class)
- Sharaba (Type 148-class)
- Ibn El Hadrami (Polocny-class)
- 2 Osa-class PC

Nothing was really there as a target and the country sided with the Franco-Belgian union as early as possible. The regime is facing insurgency from desert people but it remains stable. A Franco-Belgian air unit is stationed at the capital city.
BURKINA-FASO
Burkina Faso Forces (3200 troops+14000 militia)
- 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Infantry Regiments
Manpower: 450
Assets: 4 120mm mortars, 3 EE-9 Cascavel
- Airborne Regiment
Manpower: 500
- 3rd, 6th Tank Battalion
Manpower: 200
Assets: 7 AML-90, 10 M3 APC
- Artillery Battalion
Manpower: 350
Assets: 8 Light Gun, 7 M167 PIVAD
- 1st through 7th Mobile Gendarmerie Company
Manpower: 150
Assets: 2 Ferret
- 100 militia company
Manpower : 140

The north is in open rebellion, but the south remain under state control with its oil production area. Franco-belgian troops have been moved here from the now devastated Ivory Coast.
CAMEROON
President and Commander-in-Chief: Paul Biya
Prime Minister: Peter Mafany Musonge
Minister of State, Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defence: Amadou Ali
Minister of State in charge of External Relations: Augustin Kontchou Kouemeg
Secretary of State for Defence in charge of Gendarmerie: Remy Ze Meka

Field Army (HQ Yaounde/4950 troops)
- Presidential Guard
Manpower : 2300
Assets : 5 VBL, 29 V-150 Commando
- Airborne/commando battalion
Manpower : 350
- Artillery battalion
Manpower : 600
Assets : 6 M46 de 130, 10 105 FH, 10 BM-21.
- Engineer battalion
Manpower : 300
- Anti-aircraft battalion
Manpower : 550
Assets : 8 Type 63 AD, 11 GDF-35
- 1st to 4th Infantry battalions
Manpower : 650
Assets : 2 M8 Greyhound, 3 M3 Halftrack
- 1st to 8th Gendarmerie Company
Manpower : 200

Air Force (320 troops)
- COIN Squadron
Manpower: 130
Aircrafts: 5 MB-326, 4 Alpha Jet, 2 SA-342L
- Transport Squadron
Manpower: 190
Aircrafts: 2 Alouette III, 2 Super Puma, 2 Do-128, 2 C-130, 3 DHC-5

Navy
- Patrol Boat Squadron
Manpower: 90
Assets: 1 PR-48 Patrol Boat

A fairly stable country, it is the main oil provider to the Franco-Belgian union.
GABON
Gendarmerie
- 1st, 2nd and 3rd Brigade
Manpower: 500
Gabonese Army
- Presidential Guard
Manpower: 1800
Assets: 6 EE-3, 6 ERC-90, 10 EE-9, 15 EE-11, 3 105FH, 6 ZU-23.
- 1st through 8th Infantry Company
Manpower: 250
Assets: 2 VBL M-11, 3 AML-90, 3 V-150 Commando
- Airborne Commando Company
Manpower: 200
- Engineer Company
Manpower: 150
- Helicopter Squadron
Manpower: 150
Assets: 3 SA-342L, 2 AS-332B
Gabonese Air Force
- Combat Squadron
Manpower: 80
Assets: 5 Mirage F-1, 2 Alpha Jet
- Support Squadron
Manpower: 70
Assets: 2 Alouette III, 2 T-34C, 1 C-130H

While most African countries sided with the Franco-Belgian Union, Kenya allied itself with US. There are several US troops on its soil and a refinery is still in working order at Mombasa. Nevertheless, the eastern region are in turmoil.
KENYA
Major General Aboud Adalla Rafouf commanded the Army
Colonel SJ Mutungi was the Fleet Commander
Police
- General Service Unit
Manpower: 3100
Kenyan Army (4865 troops)
- 1st Armored Brigade
Manpower: 650
Assets: 46 Vickers Mk.1, 39 UR-416
- 1st Infantry Brigade
Manpower: 1600
Assets: 6 Ferret, 4 Shorland
- 2nd Infantry Brigade
Manpower: 1800
Assets: 6 Ferret, 4 Shorland
- Engineer Battalion
Manpower: 160
- Airborne Battalion
Manpower: 400
- Air Defense Battalion
Manpower: 85
Assets: 10 GDF-35
- Armored Cavalry Battalion
Manpower: 170
Assets: 22 AML-90
Kenyan Navy (1010 troops)
- Marine Company
Manpower: 120
- Surface Combatants
Manpower: 890
Assets: 1 Capana LST, 1 Province PG, 1 Fremantle PG, 2 Tempest PC, 2 PCF, 11 PBR
Air Force (290 troops)
- Fighter-Bomber Squadron
Manpower: 60
Aircrafts: 7 F-5E, 4 Hawk
- Light Attack Squadron
Manpower: 60
Aircrafts: 6 Tucano, 5 Bulldog
- Transport/Helicopter Squadron
Manpower: 170
Aircrafts: 3 DHC-5, 3 Do-128, 11 500MD

Another member of the Franco-Belgian Union, that country is allowing supply to go from Senegal to Burkina Faso.
MALI
Malian Forces (3200 troops)
- 3rd Independant Tank Battalion
Manpower: 220
Assets: 21 Type-63, 2 BRDM-2
- 5th Independent Tank Battalion
Manpower: 230
Assets: 18 T-55, 2 BM-21, 2 BRDM-2
- 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th Infantry Battalions
Manpower: 400
Assets: 2 BRDM-2, 10 BTR-152
- 4th Airborne Infantry Battalion
Manpower: 350
Assets: 2 Panhard VBL
- Special Forces Battalion
Manpower: 300
Assets: 5 Panhard VBL, 3 100mm AT
- 2nd Artillery Battalion
Manpower: 150
Assets: 4 D-30 Howitzer, 3 100mm AT.
- 1st and 2nd ADA Battery
Manpower: 100
Assets: 6 S-60 de 57
- River Patrol Group
Manpower: 150
Assets: 4 PBR

Except for the Casamance region this is the most stable of the African countries that joined with the Franco-Belgian union. The country also contain the most efficient harbour (in working order) on the entire continent.
SENEGAL
Forces Armées
- Presidential Guard
Manpower: 150 cavalry
- Engineer Battalion
Manpower: 350
- Airborne Battalion
Manpower: 250
- Commando Battalion
Manpower: 350
- 1st through 6th Infantry Battalion
Manpower: 400
- Armored Battalion
Manpower: 500
Assets: 19 AML-90, 20 M3 APC
- Artillery Battalion
Manpower: 400
Assets: 4 Bofors L/70, 4 155FH, 7 105FH
Gendarmerie
- 1st through 18th Company
Manpower: 150

A tiny country on the Gulf of Aden, it is the main Franco-Belgian base in western Africa. It is a small island of stability in an ocean of chaos.
DJIBOUTI
Forces Armées
- Tank Battalion:
Manpower: 750
Assets: 4 BRDM-2, 7 AML-90, 8 BTR-70
- Support Battalion
Manpower: 400
- Infantry Battalion
Manpower: 800
- Border Commando Battalion (Camel)
Manpower: 300
- Airborne Company
Manpower: 150
- Artillery Battery
Manpower: 80
Assets: 4 122FH, 4 Bofors L-40
- Gendarmery
Manpower: 600
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Where did you get information on these?

And do you have more countries in Africa?

Keep 'em coming...this is good stuff!
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Where did you get information on these?

And do you have more countries in Africa?

Keep 'em coming...this is good stuff!
I will.

I got these from three sources:

- Merc Gazeteer as a first base
- Additional elements from the net
- A lot from a book edited by Salamander : The World's Armies.

Actually this book give starting elements on every world armies (1988-1990) from the largest to the smallest ones. It's not entirely good but provide a good base. It has the type of units and major equipments for every country but, however, it lacks the unit numbers. At time, I'll try to get something out of this for every African countries (after all someone might want to use other countries than the one I chose for myself) and many minor armies but it will take time.
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ANGOLA
In addition to regular troops, they were about 50000 Cubans deployed in Angola. Using v1.0 these troops would still be there but in the process of being withdrawn. Using v2.0 they would have been withdrawn but a few might still be left behind. Using T2013, they would be long gone and the given figures for Angola would be largely reduced. Angola is producing oil but this is exploited by US and located in Cabinda. Cabinda would certainly have been nuked by the Russians but with little effect (except for oil supply) on the mainland.

Forca Aerea Popular de Angola
19?? = Service Ended Aircraft:
I haven’t found anything on the orbat but I found elements on the number of aircrafts. Nevertheless, I would consider most if not all of them to be grounded because of lack of fuel and general attrition.

Aircraft Type Total Del'd TotalNow Role Service Entry Origin
MiG-17 Fresco 25 1999 Interceptors 1976 SU
MiG-21 Fishbed 92 24 Fighter/Attack 1976-80 SU
MiG-23 Flogger 55 18 Fighter 1984 SU
Su-22 Fitter 14 11 Fighter Ground Attack 1993 Slovakia
Su-24 Fencer 12 12 Fighter Ground Attack 2000 Russia
Su-25 Frogfoot 12 12 Fighter/Attack 1998 SU
Su-27 Flanker 15 14 Fighter 1999 Russia
EMB-110 2 2 Maritime patrol 1987 Brazil
EMB-120 Brasilia 2 2 Maritime patrol 1999 Brazil
An-2 Colt 11 10 Transport 1980 SU
An-12 Cub 12 6 Transport 1985 SU
An-26 Curl 30 12 Transport 1977 SU
An-28 Cash 4 2 Transport 1988 Russia
An-32 Cline 4 3 Transport 1977 SU
BN-2A Islander 19 6 Transport 1977 GB
Dornier Do 27 10 5 Transport 1976 Germany
C-212 Aviocar 17 17 Transport 1985 Spain
C-47 Dakota 3 1994 Transport 1975 USA
C-130 Hercules 3+6 3+6 Transport 1986-97 USA
Nord Noratlas 6 1994 Transport 1975 France
Yak-18, Max 4 1994 Transport 1986 SU
Mi-4, Hound 10 1994 Transport 1981 SU
Mi-6, Hook 8 1994 Transport 1985 SU
Mi-8, Hip 69 34 Transport 1979-83 SU
AB-212 12 12 Transport 2002 Italy
SA-365 Dauphin 18 8 Transport 1986 France
Alouette III 62 29 Transport/Liaison 1976-84 France
AS-565 Panther 16 13 Transport / Attack 1993 France
SA-342 Gazelle 13 7 Attack 1986 France
Mi-24 Hind 77 26 Attack 1982-87 SU
EMB-312 Tucano 6 6 Training 1999 Brazil
MiG-15UTI 32 8 Training 1976 SU
Yak-11 Moose 6 1998 Training 1976 SU
PC-6B 8 ? Training 1976 Swiss
PC-7 20 19 Training 1983 Swiss
PC-9 4 4 Training 1986 Swiss
Cessna 172 5 3 Training 1983 USA

Angolan Navy
Not much is found but in the early 1990’s they had seven light patrol boats armed with 20mm guns and MGs:
- Preservador
- Patrulheiro
- Temerario
- Mandume
- Atlantico
- Golfinho
- Polar

Forças Armadas Angolanas
Before T2K these forces were facing the UNITA of Sawimbi (support from US and South Africa until the end of the Cold War) and in T2K this can lead to anything. After a cease fire in 1991 combat stared again in 1992 until Sawimbi's death in 2002. Since 2002 UNITA became a political party that never represented more than 15% of the votes. The Orbat given is that existing after the general reorganization of 1988-89. Of course, the figures given are that preceding T2K and it just seemed to be a working Orbat based on fairly solid elements. In T2K, I would expect the Angolan army to have dissolved but some elements might still be around in fighting order.

Infantry Equipments: PK Machinegun, RPK-74, AK-74, G-3, SVD sniper rifle, Tokarev, Makarov, 82 and 120mm mortars, B-10 82mm RCL, RPG, SA-7 and SA-14.
ADA: SA-8, SA-9, SA-13, S-60 57mm, ZU-23 and ZPU-4.
Vehicles: 50 T-72, 50 T-62, 200 T-55, 100 BMP-2, 150 BMP-1, 70 BTR-60, 100 BTR-152, 600 BRDM-2 ( ?), 40 RM-70, 50 BM-21, SO-122 ( ?), 500 FH122, 20 ZSU-23-4, ZSU-57-2 (?).

12 Task Forces (HQ, 3 to 5 Tactical Group)
- Task Force HQ
Manpower: 300
- Tactical Group (Mechanized, optional armour and artillery: field or AD)
Manpower: 300
Usually I consider the Gazeteer to be relatively valid as far as game purpose but that is not the case with Angola. The figures given as Brigade Group in the Gazeteer resemble too much the general organization of the Task Forces. These are highly mobile COIN units (no light infantry) engaged only against the UNITA. It is doubtful that they would be engaged in regular fightings and if you use the Gazeteer it would be better to replace them by regular Brigades.

4 Armored Brigade
1 tank battalion, 2 Mech Battalions and 1 artillery battery.
Manpower: 1100-1300
Assets: T-72, T-62 or T-55; BMP-2 or BMP-1; SO-122, RM-70 or BM-21, ZSU-23-4
25 Motorized Brigade
2-3 Mot Battalions, 1 Mech Battalion (option), 1 tank company (option) and 1 artillery battery.
Manpower: 1100-1300
Assets: FH122, BTR-60, BTR-152
46 Light Infantry Brigade
3+ Infantry Battalions.
Manpower: 1100-1300

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BENIN
Today, the Gendarmerie seems to have been brought up to 2500 while the People’s Militia seems not to exist anymore. Nowadays, the army might count an additional 1000 soldiers but that remains uncertain. However, 10 VBL and 16 M113 have been added to its equipment list. The army is also using: ZPU-4, RPG, LRAC and SA-7.

What is there on the air force is incomplete. Today, the air force counts 4 A-109 Agusta and a number of single type aircrafts (1 BAe HS.748, 1 DHC-6, 1 Commander-500B and 1 Alouette III) in addition to what I listed. I consider that the sole patrol ship has been lost.
- Armoured Squadron
Manpower: 200
Assets: 2 BRDM-2, 20 PT-76
- Artillery Battery:
Manpower: 300
Assets: 16 FH105s
- Commando Battalion
Manpower: 500
- Engineer Battalion
Manpower: 700
- 1st, 2nd and 3rd Infantry Battalion
Manpower: 700
Assets: 4 BRDM-2
- 1st through 4th Mobile Gendarmery Company
Manpower: 250
- People’s Militia
Manpower: 3500
- Benin Air Force
Manpower: 150
Assets: 2 Ecureuil, 2 Do-128, 2 C-47, 2 An-26

BOTSWANA
I know from previous thread that some of us know the movie “Gods must be crazy” and the action was taking place in Botswana. At that time the country’s army was about 600 with a small police force and that explains why Sam Boga could move around so easiliy. At the time of T2K that situation as changed slightly (essentially because of Sam Boga of all sorts). To remain simple I assumed that all brigades are identical. That might not be exactly the case but there are some good chance that this might be almost true. Unit assets are strictly coming out of my imagination (except for the numbers).
Equipements: SA-7, SA-16, Javelin, Carl Gustaf, TOW (6) and Mortars

T2K Orbat
- Mobile Police Unit
Manpower: 1000
- 1st Infantry Brigade (Gaborone)
Manpower: 3000
Assets: 25 V-150, 15 BTR-60, 3 Vulcan
- 2nd Infantry Brigade (Francistown)
Manpower: 3000
Assets: 25 V-150, 15 BTR-60, 3 Vulcan
- 1 Recce Company (trained commando)
Manpower: 120
Gaberone Air Base
- Z10 Squadron: 4 C-212
- Z21 Squadron: 12 Bell 412
- Z23 Squadron: 11 Strikemaster

T2013 Orbat (I couldn’t find out if the Recce Company had remained independent but I chose to keep it)
- Mobile Police Unit
Manpower: 1000
- 1st Infantry Brigade (Gaborone)
Manpower: 3000
Assets: 15 V-150, 15 BTR-60, 9 VBL, 6 FH105s, 2 Vulcan
- 2nd Infantry Brigade (Francistown)
Manpower: 3000
Assets: 15 V-150, 15 BTR-60, 9 VBL, 6 FH105s , 2 Vulcan
- 3rd Infantry Brigade (Ghanzi)
Manpower: 3000
Assets: 15 V-150, 10 BTR-60, 9 VBL, 6 FH105s, 2 Vulcan
- Armoured Brigade (Gaborone)
Manpower: 2800
Assets: 6 Spartan, 36 Scorpion, 50 SK-105, 50 Piranha III, 12 FH155s
- 1 Recce Company (trained commando)
Manpower: 200
Assets: 8 RAM
Molepole Air Base
- Z1 Squadron: 5 BN-2A
- Z7 Squadron: 7 PC-7
- Z10 Squadron: 2 C-212, 2 CN-235, 3 C-130
- Z21 Squadron: 3 Ecureuil, 5 Bell-412.
- Z23 Squadron: 5 Ecureuil
- Z28 Squadron: 13 to 18 CF-5 Freedom Fighter.
Gaborone Air Base
- VIP Squadron: 1 Bell-412, 1 Super King Air, 1 Gulfstream IV
Francistown Air Base
- Z3 Squadron: 9 O-2A Skymaster
- Z12 Squadron: 5 BN-2A
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PEOPLE’s REPUBLIC of CONGO
I haven’t found much on that country but I still could design some kind of working orbat for both the air force and the army (valid for v1.0 and v2.0). I also found that the country was an important ally to the Warsaw Pact during the Cold War. Up to the early 1990’s 500 Cuban troops were stationed in the country.

Air force: total personnel was supposed to be 1200 (add an unknown number of Alouette II: up to 28???)
- Fighter Wing
Assets: 12 Mig-21
- Attack Wing
Assets: 4 L-39C, 2 Alouette III
- Transport Wing
Assets: up to 5 An-24, 1 An-26, 1 C-47, 2 Mi-8
- Support Wing

Army (it represents 10000 troops with 2000 in the Gendarmerie)
- Gendarmerie
Manpower: 2000
- 2 Infantry Battalion Groups
Manpower: 1100
Assets: 2 BRDM-2, 4 Type 62 tank, 6 FH76s
- Artillery Group
Manpower: 1200
Assets: 5 AT100, 8 BM-21, 18 FH122, 28 Mortars 120.
- 2 Armoured Battalion
Manpower: 800
Assets: 20 T-55, 10 BRDM-2, 35 BTR-60 or BTR-152
- 1 Infantry Battalion
Manpower: 800
- 1 Engineer Battalion
Manpower: 800
- 1 Airborne Battalion
Manpower: 800

Navy (800 men)
- 3 Patrol craft of Spanish origin (Piraña-class)
- 3 Patrol Boat of Russian origin (Zhuk-class)
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GHANA
I didn’t count that country but know I’m asking myself why. In fact, there is a good chance that Ghana would have survived the war. In addition, that country might well be an ally to HMG (United Kingdom) and that would explain part of the British recovery. The Orbat would work almost for all periods with only some minor differences. With the Twilight war more personnel could have joined the army.
http://www.gaf.mil.gh/

People’s Militia
Manpower: 5000

Army
Commander in Chief: Air Marshall AHK Dumashie (v1.0 and v2.0) Lt Gen JB Danquah (T2013)
Chief of Staff: Major General Ben K Akafia (v1.0 and v2.0) Major General Samuel Anum Odotei (T2013)

Northern Command Brigade (Kumasi)
- Recce Regiment (Sunyani)
Manpower: 260
Assets: 2 EE-9, 25 Piranha APC
- Airborne Battalion (Tamale)
Manpower: 400
- 3rd Light Infantry Battalion (Sunyani)
Manpower: 400
- 4th Light Infantry Battalion (Kumasi)
Manpower: 400
- 6th Light Infantry Battalion (Tamale)
Manpower: 400
- 2nd Signal Squadron (Kumasi)
Manpower: 50
- 2nd Transport Company (Kumasi)
Manpower: 150
- 2nd Field Ambulance (Kumasi)
Manpower: 50
- 2nd Field Workshop (Kumasi)
Manpower: 200
Southern Command Brigade (Accra)
- Armored Recce Regiment (Accra)
Manpower: 260
Assets: 2 EE-9, 25 Piranha APC
- 64th President’s Own Guard Regiment (Accra)
Manpower: 400
- 1st Light Infantry Battalion (Tema)
Manpower: 400
- 2nd Light Infantry Battalion (Takoradi)
Manpower: 400
- 5th Light Infantry Battalion (Accra):
Manpower: 400
- 66th Artillery Regiment (Ho)
Manpower: 280
Assets: 6 FH122, 4 BM-21
- 48th Engineer Regiment (Teshie)
Manpower: 350
Assets:
- 1st Field Workshop (Accra)
Manpower: 200
Assets:

Air Force
Air Vice-Marshall JA Bruce (v1.0 and v2.0) Air Vice-Marshall JO Baoteng (T2013)
I haven’t found any orbat for the air force but I chose to devide it among four wings. It is about 1000 personnel
T2K v1.0 and v2.0
- Counterinsurgency Wing
Assets: 4 MB-339, 9 MB-326
- Training Wing
Assets: 12 L-29, 10 Bulldog
- Transport Wing
Assets: 3 F-27, 4 BN-2T, 6 Skyvan
- Helicopter Wing
Assets: 4 Alouette III, 2 Mi-2, 2 A-109, 2 AB-412, 4 Mi-8

T2013
- Counterinsurgency Wing
Assets: 2 L-39, 2 MB-339, 4 or 6 JL-8, 6 MB-326
- Training Wing
Assets: 8 L-29, 10 Bulldog
- Transport Wing
Assets: 1 F-28, 3 F-27, 4 BN-2T
- Helicopter Wing
Assets: 2 Alouette III, 2 Mi-2, 2 A-109, 4 Mi-8

Navy
Rear-admiral TK Annan (v1.0 and v2.0) Rear-admiral Arthur Riby Nuno (T2013)
Manpower: 1000
Assets: 4 Patrol Boats
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Cameroon - Security Information
Conflict History [1]
The independence years were marked by a revolt of the Bamileke, which was finally suppressed in the early 1970s with the help of French troops. In 1982 Paul Biya took over the presidency from Ahmadou Ahidjo, who resigned due to ill-health, and was re-elected as president in 1984. An unsuccessful attempt by an army faction to overthrow the government in 1984 temporarily destabilised the Biya regime. In the following months, however, he moved quickly to reassert control. He was re-elected as president in 1988, 1992 and again in 1997. During the 1990s pressure for the introduction of a multi-party system increased, and was accompanied by intense unrest and instability. The 1997 legislative and presidential elections were accompanied by widespread violence. In 1998 several people were killed in ethnic clashes in north-western Cameroon.
Security Situation [2]
Relations with neighbouring countries are generally harmonious. The exceptions are a simmering border dispute with Nigeria (the Bakassi Dispute), and with Equatorial Guinea over territorial waters. Both Cameroon and Nigeria are reinforcing their military presence in the Bakassi peninsula. Influxes of Cameroonians into Equatorial Guinea, in the hope of benefiting form its new-found oil wealth, has strained relations. In 1999 the governments of Cameroon, Equitorial Guinea, Nigeria, Sao Tome & Principe, Gabon, Congo Brazzaville, the DRC and Angola established a Gulf of Guinea Commission to help prevent and settle conflicts, especially border disputes, in the Gulf.
Security-Related Budget [3]
The defence budget for 2001 was US$160 million (up from US$155 in 2000). Defence expenditure in 1999 was US$156 million, equal to 1.5 % of GDP.
Political Oversight [4]
President and Commander-in-Chief: Paul Biya
Prime Minister: Peter Mafany Musonge
Minister of State, Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Defence: Amadou Ali
Minister of State in charge of External Relations: Augustin Kontchou Kouemeg
Secretary of State for Defence in charge of Gendarmerie: Remy Ze Meka
Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces: Paul Biya
International Treaties/ Protocols/ Alliances [5]
Cameroon is a member of the UN, WTO, the Commonwealth, OAU, ADB, OIC, the Lake Chad Basin Commission and an ACP member of the ACP-EU relationship.
International Community Involvement [6]
Apart from rotating French Legionnaires there appear to be no permanent foreign forces on Cameroon territory.
FORCES DEPLOYED OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY

Cameroon Armed Forces

Senior Personnel

Structure [7]
The army is very much under the personal control of president Paul Biya who takes a day-to-day interest in all matters military. The army (strength 11500) has a military presence in Cameroon’s eight military regions that correspond to the national administrative areas.
Bases
Army bases are thought to be located in or near major towns and cities as per administrative districts. Air force bases are located at Batouri, Douala, Garouda and Yaounde. Naval bases are located at Douala (HQ), Kribi and Limbe.
Defence Budget
The defence budget for 2001 was US$160 million (up from US$155 in 2000).
Doctrine [8]
Very little accurate information is available. French methods and procedures appear logical.
Strength [9]
Total strength: 22100 (including gendarmerie). Army: 11500; Navy: estimated 1300; Air Force: 300; Gendarmerie: 9000.
Composition [10]
The order of battle is as follows:

Field Army (HQ Yaounde)
1 Presidential Guard battalion
1 guard batallion
1 armoured reconnaissance battalion
1 airborne/commando battalion
1 artillery battalion
5 infantry battalions
1 anti-aircraft battalion
1 engineer battalion
1 armed forces training battalion
Yaounde logistic support base
In addition to the three service wings, there is a gendarmerie of 9000 who appear to be in the army chain of command (and certainly directly responsible to the president). The gendarmerie have large detachments in all the regional administrative areas and are equipped with light weapons and light armoured vehicles.
Training [11]
It is assumed that local training is undertaken with the French, with higher subjects being studied at various military schools in France.
Defence Equipment: 2001 [12]

Type Detail Number
Army
M-8 Recce 8
V-150 8
VBL 5
V-150 Commando AIFV 14
V-150 Commando APC 21
M-3 Halftrack 12
M-116 pack Towed Artillery 6
M-101 16
Type-59 12
1l 4
BM-21 MRL 122 mm 20
Brandt Mortar 120 mm 16
Milan ATGW
LRAC RL 89 mm
PRC Type-52 RCL 57 mm 13
M-40A2 RCL 106 mm 40
PRC Type-58 AD Gun 18
GDF-002 18
PRC Type-63 18

Navy
Bakassi (Fr P-48) PCC 1
L’Audacieux (Fr P-48) 1
Quartier PCI 1

Air Force
CM-170 FGA 5
MB-326 6
Do-128D-6 MR 2
SA-342L (with HOT)Attack Heli 4
C-130H/-H-30 (3), DHC-4 (1), DHC-5D (4), IAI-201 (1), PA-23 (2), Gulfstream III (1), Do-128 (1), Boeing 707 (1) Transport (Aircraft)
Bell 206 (3), SE-3131 (3), SA-318 (1), SA-319 (3), AS-332 (2), SA-365 (1) Transport (Helicopter)

Latest Procurement [13]
There is broad agreement among military observers that Cameroon’s regional environment and its disagreements with Nigeria will generate a spate of military procurement and that money will be found to support such purchases. However, the modernisation and enlargement of the Cameroon armed forces will be an ambitious and expensive project. In the meantime, it received four 155 mm pieces of artillery from Israel in 1997 and another four the following year.
Rebel Forces [14]
There are a wide number of potential insurgent threats to Cameroon.
English Speaking Secessionists
Many English speaking Cameroonians feel they have been marginalised by the French speaking majority and wish to exert more control over their own affairs in the west of the country. The call for independence has long been ignored by the mainly French speaking authorities. Armed attacks on the gendarmerie and other targets left 11 dead in 1997, at such places as Jakiri, Kumbo, Bumenda, and other localities in western Cameroon. People suspected of belonging to the Southern Cameroon National Council were arrested in connection with the attacks. Their trial commenced in 1999.
The Bagyeli Pygmies
The Bagyeli pygmies are thought likely to oppose government and World Bank plans to build a 1100 km long pipeline between the Doba oilfields of Chad and the Atlantic coast of Cameroon.

Sources
1. Africa South of the Sahara 2001; EIU Country Profile 2001
2. Africa South of the Sahara 2001; Jane’s Sentinel– Central Africa, Jan-June 2001
3. Human Development Report 2001, UNDP; The Military Balance 2001-2992
4. Africa South of the Sahara 2001
5. The Statesman’s Yearbook 2002
6. Jane’s Sentinel– Central Africa, January-June 2001
7. Jane’s Sentinel– Central Africa, January-June 2001
8. Jane’s Sentinel– Central Africa, January-June 2001
9. The Military Balance 2001-2002, IISS
10. Jane’s World Armies, Issue Seven, June 2000
11. Jane’s Sentinel– Central Africa, January-June 2001
12. The Military Balance 2001-2002
13. Jane’s World Armies, Issue Seven; The Military Balance 2001-2002.
14. Jane’s Sentinel– Central Africa, Jan-June 2001
Cameroon - Natural Resources and the Environment
Largely because of highly varied ecology and environment, Cameroon has one of the best-endowed primary commodity economies in sub-Saharan Africa - agricultural conditions are favourable, it has abundant forest reserves and substantial mineral and oil reserves
Mineral resources
Petroleum, bauxite, iron ore
Water resources
Hydropower. Annual internal renewable water resources: 18,711 cu m Per Capita (1998); Sector withdrawals - domestic 46%; Industrial 19%; Agricultural 35%
Land - Refer to table/s
Key Environmental Concerns
Water-borne diseases are prevalent; deforestation; overgrazing; desertification; poaching; over-fishing. Cameroon's tropical forest is the second largest in the world but it is being exploited at a faster rate than is sustainable. Concessions to exploit the forests are awarded through a bidding system, with companies winning by offering high inducements to the officials. There is little monitoring of forest management. As the forests have become more accessible, poachers are shooting antelope, chimpanzees and gorillas, and selling them.
Environmental policy and manifestation
International agreements - Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94
Natural hazards
Recent volcanic activity with release of poisonous gases
Cameroon - Population
Ethnically and linguistically diverse with more than 200 languages, three broad groupings dominate: Fulani, Kirdi and other groups dominate the Muslim north; the Bamiléké dominate in the western regions, while in coastal areas the Grand Sawa dominate.

An important religious and social divide lies across the country. While the people of the south and west have been profoundly influenced by Christianity, the people of the north are either Muslim or animist and have largely retained their traditional modes of life. One other major contrast in the social geography of Cameroon is between anglophone north-west and south-west Cameroon, and the much larger, more populous francophone area of former East Cameroon. The contrasting influences of British and French rule remain evident in many spheres of life.

The UN population fund estimated the population at some 15.2m at mid-2001, and the growth rate for the period 1995-2000 at 2.7%. Poverty levels are high - according to a 1996 survey over 50% of the population fell below the poverty line, and almost a quarter lived in extreme poverty. Almost all of these live in the rural areas. The two main centres, Douala the port and commercial centre, and Yaoundé the capital, each have over a 1m inhabitants.

There has been a significant deterioration in the education and health systems since 1990, a result of the economic crisis of the early 1990s. In an effort to redress the declining standards, the government increased spending on health and education in the 2000/01 fiscal year by 19% and 48% respectively.
Refugees and IDPs
Cameroon is host to close to 44,000 refugees, mainly Chadian refugees. Of the 8,000 urban refugees, some 65% live in the cities of Douala and Yaounde.
Health
Poorly maintained infrastructure and services - a consequence of budget cuts since the early 1990s - have led to sharp increases in infant and child mortality rates and a decline in life expectancy.
HIV/AIDS
UN estimates of infection rates are put at 7%, while unofficial sources estimate the HIV prevalence to be closer to 11%. This rate is one of the highest in Central Africa. In an effort to fight HIV/AIDS the government has negotiated a reduced cost for imported anti-retroviral medicines, and has an extensive public campaign of education and training.
Education
Education was hit hard by the financial constraints faced by the government in the early 1990s. Primary school enrolments, which were nearly 100% in the early 1980s, had dropped to some 62% in 1997. Nevertheless, adult literacy levels at some 75% are high, a reflection of the marked progress made during the 1970s and 1980s
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Gendarmerie
Manpower: 1000
National Guard
Manpower: 1600
Army
- 1 Armoured Battalion
Manpower: 800
Assets: 8 T-54, 20 T-34, 25 PT-76, 4 BRDM-2, 20 BTR-50, 12 BTR-152, 8 BTR-60
- 1 Artillery Battalion
Manpower: 700
Assets: FH122, FH76, AT85
- 1 Engineer Battalion
Manpower: 500
- 1 Air Defense Battalion
Manpower: 700
Assets: KS-19 100mm, S-60 57mm, M1939 37mm, M53 30mm
- 2 Commando Battalions
Manpower: 600
- 5 Infantry Battalions
Manpower: 900
Assets: 3 BRDM-2, 4 Mortar 120

Air Force
- Fighter Squadron (v1.0 and v2.0)
Manpower: 100
Assets: 4 Mig-21, 4 Mig-17
- Transport Squadron
Manpower: 250
Assets: 1 An-12, An-24, 4 An-14
- Training Squadron
Manpower: 300
Assets: 2 Mig-15UTI (gone in T2013), 3 L-29, 4 Yak-18
- Helicopter Squadron
Manpower: 150
Assets: 1 Ecureuil, 1 Gazelle, 1 Mi-8, 2 Puma

Navy
Manpower: 400
Assets: 3 Patrol Boat

GUINEA-BISSAU
Gendarmerie
Manpower: 2000
Army
- 1 Recce Company
Manpower: 200
Assets: 10 BRDM-2, 10 BTR-60
- 1 Engineer Company
Manpower: 200
- 1 Armoured Battalion
Manpower: 700
Assets: 10 T-34, 15 PT-76, 20 BTR-152
- 1 Artillery Battalion
Manpower: 800
Assets: 26 FH122
- 5 Infantry Battalion
Manpower: 700
Assets: 5 BTR-40

Air Force
Manpower: 100
Assets: 3 Mig-17 (gone by the time of T2013), 1 Cessna, 1 Do-27, 1 Alouette III, 1 Mi-8

Navy
Manpower: 350
Assets: 3 Patrol Boat

MADAGASCAR
I never saw any reason for that country to collapse but I haven’t found much on it’s military either. Nevertheless, as the army as a reputation for neutrality I don’t imagine it entering a civil war. Of course, Madagascar would experience a fairly high level of Political unrest but this, in my opinion, would result in a deep reorganization of the country resembling that of the 19th century. The Merina would assume control over the central part of the country and over the North East. This would be achieved with support from the army and with support of the other ethnic group in the region (for exemple: Betsileo). As a result, they would control Antananarivo, the center and the coastal cities of the eastern coastt. I could easily imagine for the leaders of this part of the country to assume the title of “Mpanjakan'i Madagasikara” (Sovereign of Madagascar). I can also imagine that they establish a flourishing light industry to support their claims. After all, Madagascar produced its own artillery and muskets during the 19th century (If not for an incompetent Queen: Ranavalona III and for the French.invasion of 1897, Madagascar could have achieved a true industrialisation in the early 20th century).
However, the North West would escape their rule (Sakalava domination) as would the South and the South West (dominated by semi-nomadic people).

Army
I haven’t found much on the Army except that it counts 12.500 personnels and that it is organized in 2 Battalion groups, 1 Engineer Regiment, 1 Signal Regiment and 1 Service Regiment.
- Equipments: 12 PT-76, 26 BRDM-2, 50+ Ferret, 30 M3 APC, 30 FH122s, FH105s and AT76, 70 Type 55 37mm and ZPU-4.

Air Force
In T2K that air force would probably be grounded (lack of fuel) but that might not be the case in T2013 as Madagascar is now exploiting a small amount of off-shore oil.
- Combat Squadron
Manpower: 150
Assets: 8 Mig-21, 4 Mig-17
- Helicopter Squadron
Manpower: 150
Assets: 5 Mi-8
- Transport Squadron
Manpower: 200
Assets: 5 Cessna, 3 An-26, 3 C-47

Navy
In T2013 the navy would have been expended with 2 patrol crafts, 2 LSTs and 3 LCMs
Manpower: 500
Assets: 1 Coastal logistic vessel and 1 Coastal utility vessel
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That would be a very interesting country with a large territory and a small fairly wealthy population (by African standards) that just got out of the grip of South Africa. Moreover, it can be self sufficient and might continue to exploit several mines (Diamond, Lead, Zinc, Silver, Tin, Tungsten and Uranium). If its situation would certainly depends on what happen to South Africa, that country might well remain stable as you can expect less hunger and almost no ethnic rivalry among its population. HIV/AIDS would be a problem, however. Two questions, then:
As no one can really invade it, would it be left alone?
Would it enter some kind of agreement with one or several of its neighbours (Angola, Botswana or South Africa) ?

T2K v1.0 and v2.0
Army
Equipments: up to 20 T-55, 12 BRDM-2, 10 BTR-60, BTR-50(?), 5 BM-21, 12 ZIS-3, up to 65 ZU-23
- Border Police
Manpower: 1500
- 3rd Infantry Battalion
Manpower: 1000
- 5th Infantry Battalion
Manpower: 1000
- Recce Battalion
Manpower: 800
- Artillery Battalion
Manpower: 800
- Logistic Battalion
Manpower: 800
- Engineer Battalion
Manpower: 800

T2013
Army
Equipments: up to 20 T-55, 12 BRDM-2, 10 BTR-60, 20 Casspir, 30 MRAP, 5 BM-21, 12 ZIS-3, 24 FH140s (G2) up to 65 ZU-23
- Border Police
Manpower: 1500
- Presidential Guard
Manpower: 1000
- 1st through 6th Infantry Battalion
Manpower: 1000
- Support Brigade (artillery, air defense and anti tank)
Manpower: 2000
- Militias
Manpower: 4500

Air Force
- Fighter Squadron
Assets: 2 Mig-23, 12 Chengdu F-7
- Training Squadron
Assets: 12 JL-8
- Transport Squadron:
Assets: 5 Cessna, 2 Harbin Y-12, 2 An-12
- Helicopter Squadron
Assets : 2 Alouette III, 2 Mi-24

Navy
Manpower : 200
Assets : 2 Patrol Boat, 2 Support Ship, 1 Aircraft, 1 Helicopter

TANZANIA
I’m not really sure that I would include that country. Whatever, the army would have lost control over the North West and Zanzibar would be at least autonomous. Zanzibar would then be a perfect place for pirates (Hem! I meant traders ). Numbers are unreliable but can serve as a base of thinking. Personnaly, I consider the country to be in Chaos with Zanzibar being organized as a center of piracy (successful trading center ). The island has been joined by the navy and by some military units.

Army
- 1 Signal Battalion
Manpower: 1000
- 1 Anti Tank Battalion
Manpower: 1000
Assets: 85 AT85
- 1 SAM Battalion
Manpower: 1000
Assets: 20 SA-3, 20 SA-6, SA-7
- 2 Air Defense Battalions
Manpower: 1000
Assets: ZPU-4 (400 in total)
- 2 Mortar Battalion (150 to 350 mortars in total)
Manpower: 1000
- 2 Field Artillery Battalion
Manpower: 1000
Assets: BM-21, FH122s (58 BM-21 and 240 FH122s in total: several in other units)
- 1 Armoured Brigade
Manpower: 4000
Assets: 45 Type 59 MBT, 66 Type 62 light tank, 30 YW-531
- 5 to 8 Infantry Brigade
Manpower: 4000
Assets: 3 BRDM-2, 6 BTR-152
- Citizen’s Militia (T2K)
Manpower: 100,000

Air Force (up to 3000 personnels)
The number of aircraft in flying order is much reduced than what you find here.
- Fighter Squadron
Assets: 12 Mig-21 replaced by 11 Chengdu F-7
- Attack Squadron
Assets: 10 Shenyang J-6 or 8 Shenyang F-5 (depending on source)
- Transport Squadron
Assets: 2 Y-5, 2 Y-12, 3 DHC-5, 3 HS-748 ( ?)
- Training Squadron
Assets: 2 Mig-15UTI, 2 Yak-52, 5 PA-28, 5 Cessna
- Helicopter Squadron
Assets: 6 Bell-206, 4 AB-205

Navy
Manpower: 1000
Assets: 2 Shanghai II class, 4 Patrol Boat, 2 LCU (Yunnan-class)
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