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Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications & Transportation,
Military branches
Togolese Armed Forces: Ground Forces, Togolese Navy (Marine du Togo), Togolese Air Force (Force Aerienne Togolaise, FAT), National Gendarmerie (2008)
Military service age and obligation
18 years of age for selective compulsory and voluntary military service; 2-year service obligation (2006)
Manpower available for military service
males age 16-49: 1,365,505
females age 16-49: 1,374,993 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 897,195
females age 16-49: 913,327 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
1.6% (2005 est.)
Disputes - international
in 2001, Benin claimed Togo moved boundary monuments - joint commission continues to resurvey the boundary; in 2006 14,000 Togolese refugees remain in Benin and Ghana out of the 40,000 who fled there in 2005
Refugees and internally displaced persons
refugees (country of origin): 5,000 (Ghana)
IDPs: 1,500 (2007)
Illicit drugs
transit hub for Nigerian heroin and cocaine traffickers; money laundering not a significant problem

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