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Namibia:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Definition
Namibian Defense Force: Army, Navy, Air Wing (2008)
Military service age and obligation
Definition
18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription (2008)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 527,948 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 313,497 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
3.7% (2006)
Disputes - international
Definition
concerns from international experts and local populations over the Okavango Delta ecology in Botswana and human displacement scuttled Namibian plans to construct a hydroelectric dam on Popa Falls along the Angola-Namibia border; managed dispute with South Africa over the location of the boundary in the Orange River; Namibia has supported, and in 2004 Zimbabwe dropped objections to, plans between Botswana and Zambia to build a bridge over the Zambezi River, thereby de facto recognizing a short, but not clearly delimited, Botswana-Zambia boundary in the river
Refugees and internally displaced persons
Definition
refugees (country of origin): 4,700 (Angola) (2007)


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