Medical supplies and military equipment destined for the Organisation of African unity's (OAU's) peacekeeping force in Chad arrived at N'Djamena Airport on Thursday (29 April).
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GV US Air Force plane taxi-ing on runway (2 shots)
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GV Supplies being loaded on to plane
GV Soldiers gathered around plane
GV Truck carrying supplies and driving across tarmac
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Background: Medical supplies and military equipment destined for the Organisation of African unity's (OAU's) peacekeeping force in Chad arrived at N'Djamena Airport on Thursday (29 April). The organisation, which has found it increasingly difficult to support its 3,500 troops, has appealed to the United Nations for financial aid. But as fresh supplies were being unloaded at N'Djamena Airport, men from the OAU's Nigerian unit were preparing to leave. In March, Nigeria announced it might pull out of Chad, where President Goukouni Oueddei's troops are fighting rebels led by former Defence Minister Hissene Habre, if no progress was made towards a peaceful settlement. Nigeria has borne the full cost of maintaining its contingent. Senegal and Zaire -- the other two contributors -- have been receiving some financial support, reportedly from France. The OAU has repeatedly asked president Oueddei to enter into negotiations with his opponent, but there has been no response so far from Chad's Head of State. The OAU's final deadline for these talks has been set for June 30th.