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Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications & Transportation,
Military branches
Malawi Armed Forces: Army (includes Air Wing and Naval Detachment) (2007)
Military service age and obligation
18 years of age for voluntary military service; standard obligation is 2 years of active duty and 5 years of reserve service (2007)
Manpower available for military service
males age 16-49: 3,050,444 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 1,676,117 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
1.3% (2006)
Disputes - international
disputes with Tanzania over the boundary in Lake Nyasa (Lake Malawi) and the meandering Songwe River remain dormant

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