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Armed forces growth 1,246 [1st of 132]
Armed forces personnel 70,000 [50th of 166]
Arms imports > constant 1990 US$ 14,000,000 constant 1990 US$ [64th of 100]
Branches
Rwandan Defense Forces: Army, Air Force
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Ratification 30 NOV 2004  
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Signature 30 NOV 2004  
Conscription
No conscription (FWCC).
expenditure > % of central government expenditure 29.17 % [5th of 88]
expenditure > % of GDP 2.17 % [35th of 145]
expenditure > current LCU 26000000000  
Expenditures 2.9 % of GDP [25th of 87]
Expenditures > Dollar figure $50,100,000.00 [57th of 111]
    Expenditures > Dollar figure (per $ GDP) $27.44 per 1,000 $ of GDP [22nd of 111]
Expenditures > Percent of GDP 2.9% [29th of 154]
Manpower > Availability > Females 2,392,933 [73rd of 162]
Manpower > Availability > Males 2,430,469 [80th of 210]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 1,932,640 [91st of 175]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 1,973,713 [90th of 175]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Females 1,403,700 [82nd of 162]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males 1,404,066 [91st of 210]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 1,004,296 [101st of 174]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 982,909 [103rd of 174]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females 112,131 [73rd of 226]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males 111,791 [73rd of 226]
personnel 53,000 [69th of 170]
personnel > % of total labor force 1.27 % [60th of 168]
Service age and obligation
18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription
US military exports $378.00 thousand [67th of 109]
Weapon holdings 107,000 [114th of 137]


 

SOURCES
calculated on the basis of data on armed forces from IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies). 2001. The Military Balance 2001-2002. Oxford: Oxford University Press; IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies). 2001. The Military Balance 2001-2002. Oxford: Oxford University Press; World Development Indicators database; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty ; Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland, 1997. Data collected from the nations concerned, unless otherwise indicated. Acronyms: Amnesty International (AI); European Council of Conscripts Organizations (ECCO); Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC); International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHFHR); National Interreligious Service Board for Conscientious Objectors (NISBCO); Service, Peace and Justice in Latin America (SERPAJ); War Resisters International (WRI); World Council of Churches (WCC); CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; Study by David Lochhead and James Morrell; available from the Center for International Policy; Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Rwanda, Rwandese Republic, Republika y'u Rwanda

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