Chad's Armed Forces of the North, the organisation now in control of the Central African nation, mounted a mass demonstration on November 22 to protest against Libya's intervention in the country's affairs.
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Background: Chad's Armed Forces of the North, the organisation now in control of the Central African nation, mounted a mass demonstration on November 22 to protest against Libya's intervention in the country's affairs. The protest coincided with the return of Chadian Foreign Affairs Minister Idriss Miskine from the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) meeting in Tripoli. Mr. Miskine, said that Libya was trying to legitimatise former Chad President Goukouni Oueddei, in anticipation of a major military incursion the Libyans planned to make into Chad. Taking part in the march through the streets of the capital were Chad government ministers, members of the National Council of the Armed Forces of the North, and the national Union of Chad Women. The demonstrators carried banners urging Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to withdraw his troops from their country. Other banners stated that Chad was not a backyard province of Libya. The N'Djamena authorities have accused Libya of occupying and exploiting 15-thousand square kilometres (5,790 square miles) of its territory, known as the Aouzou strip. They say the Libyans have control over the strip's important mineral resources and claim the Libyans are aiding subversives exiled there.