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total force, air units, police force, corruption, army

Burundiís armed forces are composed of a paramilitary gendarmerie (police force) and an army, which includes naval and air units. In 2001 the total force numbered 45,500, all volunteers. Since independence the military has been very politically active and in turn has fallen victim to corruption and often violent purges.



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