Oredje Narcisse

The journalist, who worked for Radio FM of CEFOD ( Centre de Formation et du Développement), was shot dead while covering a protest in the capital N'Djamena when the Chadian armed forces opened fire on protesters.   

According to media reports, opposition and civil society groups in Chad had called for the protest to mark " the end of the 18-month period initially agreed upon for the transition period.” Hundreds of Chadians took to the streets in N’Djamena and other cities to protest against the extension of the transitional military council headed by General Mahamat Idriss Deby, demanding a “quicker transition to democratic rule”.  At least 50 people were reportedly killed, including journalist Oredje Narcisse and about 300 others were confirmed wounded.