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Angola:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Definition
Angolan Armed Forces (FAA): Army, Navy (Marinha de Guerra, MdG), Angolan National Air Force (FANA) (2007)
Military service age and obligation
Definition
17 years of age for compulsory military service; conscript service obligation - 2 years plus time for training (2001)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 2,856,492
females age 16-49: 2,755,864 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 1,430,658
females age 16-49: 1,371,689 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 142,791
females age 16-49: 139,539 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
5.7% (2006)
Disputes - international
Definition
Cabindan separatists continue to return to the Angolan exclave from exile in neighboring states and Europe since the 2006 ceasefire and peace agreement
Refugees and internally displaced persons
Definition
refugees (country of origin): 12,615 (Democratic Republic of Congo)
IDPs: 61,700 (27-year civil war ending in 2002; 4 million IDPs already have returned) (2007)
Illicit drugs
Definition
used as a transshipment point for cocaine destined for Western Europe and other African states, particularly South Africa


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