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Senegal:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Definition
Army, Senegalese Navy (Marine Senegalaise), Senegalese Air Force (Armee de l'Air du Senegal) (2008)
Military service age and obligation
Definition
18 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; conscript service obligation - 2 years (2004)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 2,943,619
females age 16-49: 2,955,179 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 1,866,602
females age 16-49: 1,947,076 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 141,832
females age 16-49: 139,541 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
1.4% (2005 est.)
Disputes - international
Definition
The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau attempt to stem separatist violence, cross border raids, and arms smuggling into their countries from Senegal's Casamance region, and in 2006, respectively accepted 6,000 and 10,000 Casamance residents fleeing the conflict; 2,500 Guinea-Bissau residents fled into Senegal in 2006 to escape armed confrontations along the border
Refugees and internally displaced persons
Definition
refugees (country of origin): 19,630 (Mauritania)
IDPs: 22,400 (approximately 65% of the IDP population returned in 2005, but new displacement is occurring due to clashes between government troops and separatists in Casamance region) (2007)
Illicit drugs
Definition
transshipment point for Southwest and Southeast Asian heroin and South American cocaine moving to Europe and North America; illicit cultivator of cannabis


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