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Other pages in this profile of Djibouti:
Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications & Transportation,
Military branches
Djibouti National Army (includes Navy and Air Force)
Military service age and obligation
18 years of age for voluntary military service; 16-25 years of age for voluntary military training; no conscription (2008)
Manpower available for military service
males age 16-49: 111,274
females age 16-49: 105,168 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 54,460
females age 16-49: 51,684 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
3.8% (2006)
Disputes - international
Djibouti maintains economic ties and border accords with "Somaliland" leadership while maintaining some political ties to various factions in Somalia; Kuwait is chief investor in the 2008 restoration and upgrade of the Ethiopian-Djibouti rail link
Refugees and internally displaced persons
refugees (country of origin): 8,642 (Somalia) (2007)

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