Senegal have made the biggest leap of any team in the latest Fifa World Rankings, climbing 25 places up to 74th globally and 17 in Africa.
It marks a huge turnaround for the Teranga Lions, who had slipped to their lowest ever position last month.
There are also big improvements for other Africa nations in July's list.
Cape Verde have hit their highest ranking after moving up 23 places to sit 49th, while Guinea are 61st following a rise of 24 places.
In contrast, Central African Republic suffered the biggest slip of any team, falling 30 places to sit at 89th position in the world.
Senegal have dropped 23 places on the latest Fifa World Rankings and are now at 99 globally, their lowest position ever.
The drop puts the Teranga Lions 25th on the continent.
Ivory Coast still top the table for Africa but have fallen a place to 13 overall.
Other big losers in June's rankings are Benin, who dropped 16 places globally, while Guinea and The Gambia both fell 15 spots.
Chad made the biggest gain as they leapt 12 spots to 154 in the world and 41st in Africa.
The top four overall remain unchanged with World and European Champions Spain at the top of the list ahead of Germany, Argentina and Croatia.
South Africa have moved up six places in the Fifa world rankings to break into the top 10 of African teams.
Bafana Bafana are the ninth best team in their zone and the 56th best team in the world according to world football's governing body.
Top three teams Cote d'voire, Ghana and Mali had no changes, while African champions Nigeria crept up the list, reaching 28th place overall, but the improvement does not lift them from fourth place among the teams from their continent.
Equatorial Guinea, the Africa Cup of Nations runners-up, slip to 10th in Africa, while Cameroon are the side to slip out of the top 10.
Zambia's slide down the Fifa rankings has continued with the Chipolopolo dropping nine places this month.
According to the April world rankings released on Thursday, the 2012 African champions are now no better than 45th.
Although Herve Renard's side are still in Africa's top 10, they have gone downhill since winning the Nations Cup.
Alarm bells have been ringing in their camp since the 1-1 against Lesotho in a 2014 World Cup qualifier on 24 March.
South Africa have dropped two places to 62nd globally, despite their World Cup qualifying win against Central African Republic last month.
Moumouni Dagano, Godfrey Obabona
Newly-crowned African champions Nigeria and beaten finalists Burkina Faso were rewarded with massive leaps in the current FIFA rankings released today.
The Super Eagles jumped 22 places to 30th in the world and 4th in Africa, their best position since August 2010.
The Stallions recorded an even bigger leap, up 37 places to 55th in the global log and 9th in Africa.
Another big gainer was AFCON hosts South Africa who climbed 25 places to 60th in the world and 10th in Africa.
Cote d'Ivoire kept their top spot in Africa for the 21st straight month, moving up a modest two places to their best ever ranking of 12th in the world, despite crashing out of the continental showpiece in the quarter-finals.
CAR striker Hilaire Momi
Central African Republic continued their fairytale rise up the rankings when they made the world's top 50 in FIFA's rankings for the first time ever.
The feat also sees the Wild Cats, who were a lowly 131 in March this year, also break into Africa's top 10 for the first time in their history.
Three other African teams achieved their best ever positions: Algeria (24th), Mali (27th) and Cape Verde Islands (51st).
The slide of several big names like Nigeria, Cameroon and Senegal also continued.
Four-time African champions Cameroon dropped 10 places to 71st in the world and 16th in Africa, while two-time continental champions Nigeria dropped to 63rd on the global table and 13th in the continental standings.