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Tanzania:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Definition
Tanzanian People's Defense Force (Jeshi la Wananchi la Tanzania, JWTZ): Army, Naval Wing (includes Coast Guard), Air Defense Command (includes Air Wing), National Service (2007)
Military service age and obligation
Definition
18 years of age for voluntary military service (2007)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 9,108,177 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 5,278,833 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
0.2% (2005 est.)
Disputes - international
Definition
Tanzania still hosts more than a half-million refugees, more than any other African country, mainly from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, despite the international community's efforts at repatriation; disputes with Malawi over the boundary in Lake Nyasa (Lake Malawi) and the meandering Songwe River remain dormant
Refugees and internally displaced persons
Definition
refugees (country of origin): 352,640 (Burundi); 127,973 (Democratic Republic of the Congo) (2007)
Illicit drugs
Definition
growing role in transshipment of Southwest and Southeast Asian heroin and South American cocaine destined for South African, European, and US markets and of South Asian methaqualone bound for southern Africa; money laundering remains a problem


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