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Rwanda named the Most Powerful Country in East Africa

Rwanda is the most powerful Nation in East Africa, according to the latest ‘Global Soft Power Index,’ report 2023.

According to the GSPI, Kigali has managed to beat even Nairobi, despite the latter being regarded as the Region’s economic powerhouse.

The Global soft power index which is the world’s most comprehensive research study on perceptions of nation brands has released its 2023 findings on the most powerful countries in the world.

Ranking by region, Egypt has emerged the most powerful Nation on the African Continent, followed by South Africa in the second position and then Morocco, coming third.

Mauritius takes the fourth slot, then Seychelles in fifth position, Tunisia placed on sixth and Rwanda ranking seventh.

Apparently, Rwanda is the only country from the Eastern Africa Region to make it into the top ten listing for the powerful nations on the continent.

It is followed by Algeria, then Ivory Coast and closing in the top ten is Ghana.

Other African countries worth mentioning are Nigeria, positioned at Number 11 and Sudan, that is Khartoum, ranking at number 12.

Those so far are the Top 12 Most Powerful Countries in Africa, according to the latest Global Soft Power Index Report of 2023.

Apart from Rwanda, at Number 7, none of the other six East African Community Members Countries has managed to make into the top twelve billing.

The other six EAC partner states include Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, South Sudan (Juba) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

More on the Global Soft Power Index 2023 can be accessed here