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Sierra Leone:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF): Army (includes Navy (Maritime Wing), Air Wing) (2008)
Military service age and obligation
17 years 6 months of age for voluntary military service (younger with parental consent); no conscription (2008)
Manpower available for military service
males age 16-49: 1,315,561 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 671,418 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
2.3% (2006)
Disputes - international
as domestic fighting among disparate ethnic groups, rebel groups, warlords, and youth gangs in Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone gradually abate, the number of refugees in border areas has begun to slowly dwindle; UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) has maintained over 4,000 peacekeepers in Sierra Leone since 1999; Sierra Leone considers excessive Guinea's definition of the flood plain limits to define the left bank boundary of the Makona and Moa rivers and protests Guinea's continued occupation of these lands including the hamlet of Yenga occupied since 1998
Refugees and internally displaced persons
refugees (country of origin): 27,311 (Liberia) (2007)

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