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Ghana:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Definition
Ghanaian Army, Ghanaian Navy, Ghanaian Air Force (2007)
Military service age and obligation
Definition
18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription (2008)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 5,802,096
females age 16-49: 5,729,939 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 3,737,481
females age 16-49: 3,729,699 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 273,265
females age 16-49: 267,204 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
0.8% (2006 est.)
Disputes - international
Definition
Ghana struggles to accommodate returning nationals who worked in the cocoa plantations and escaped fighting in Cote d'Ivoire
Refugees and internally displaced persons
Definition
refugees (country of origin): 35,653 (Liberia); 8,517 (Togo) (2007)
Illicit drugs
Definition
illicit producer of cannabis for the international drug trade; major transit hub for Southwest and Southeast Asian heroin and, to a lesser extent, South American cocaine destined for Europe and the US; widespread crime and money laundering problem, but the lack of a well developed financial infrastructure limits the country's utility as a money laundering center; significant domestic cocaine and cannabis use


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