Camille Lepage, a 26-year-old French photographer, has been killed in western Central African Republic, not far from the border with Cameroun.
This photo of French journalist Camille Lepage was taken in Damara, 70km north of Bangui, on February, 21, 2014 Fred Dufour/AFP
Her body was found by French peacekeepers in a vehicle driven by Christian militia fighters.
In her last tweet a week ago, Lepage said she was embedding with Christian anti-Balaka fighters who were battling the remnants of a Muslim rebellion known as the Seleka.
Lepage had also worked extensively in Juba, South Sudan before moving to Central African Republic.
January 23, 2012: A child from South Sudan's Bari tribe stands at the entrance to a compound near Gudele market in Juba, South Sudan Camille Lepage/AFP January 23, 2012: A South Sudanese woman picks up her umbrella after it was toppled by the wind next to her fruit and vegetables stand at Gudele market in Juba Camille Lepage/AFP August 1, 2012: A young girl poses at a rubbish dump in the South Sudanese capital, Juba Camille Lepage/AFP September 17, 2012: A man and boy from the Mundari tribe are pictured with their catch in Terekeka, a fishing community 75km north of Juba in South Sudan Camille Lepage/AFP September 19, 2012: A young boy is given a lollipop by his father at Konyo Konyo market in Juba, South Sudan Camille Lepage/AFP September 21, 201: Fans put their hands up as US musician Darryl "DMC" McDaniels performs during the Peace Concert on World Peace Day at Independence Hall in Juba Camille Lepage/AFP Seven-year-old amputee, Deng poses with SPLA soldier Kong and Mabior at the Juba Rehabilitation Centre. Deng lost his leg when he was four years old after a mine he was playing with blew up in his house, killing his mother. Kong stepped on a mine in Upper Nile state in early 2012 and Mabior lost his leg at war Camille Lepage/AFP October 29, 2012: A man beats a makeshift drum as refugees from South Kordofan dance to traditional songs at the Yida Refugee Camp in South Sudan Camille Lepage/AFP October 30, 2012: Refugees from South Kordofan celebrate the last day of Eid with a wrestling competition at the Yida Refugee Camp in South Sudan Camille Lepage/AFP February 1, 2013: Young refugees play on swings at the Yida refugee camp Camille Lepage/AFP July 15, 2013: A man injured during tribal clashes in Jonglei State sits in a hospital in Bor, South Sudan Camille Lepage/AFP July 24, 2013:A member of the Lou Nuer tribe comes back home to Yuai village, Uror county, Jonglei state in South Sudan after fighting against a rebel group in Pibor county Camille Lepage/AFP
In an interview with the photography blog PetaPixel, she said she was drawn to covering forgotten conflicts. "I want the viewers to feel what the people are going through. I'd like them to empathise with them as human beings, rather than seeing them as another bunch of Africans suffering from war somewhere in this dark continent," she said.
"I wish they'd think: 'Why on Earth are those people in living hell; why don't we know about it and why is no one doing anything?' I would like the viewers to be ashamed of their government for knowing about it without doing anything to make it end."
See more of Camille Lepage's photographs here.
February 24, 2014: An anti-balaka fighter from the town of Bossembele patrols in the Boeing district of Bangui, Central African Republic Camille Lepage/Reuters February 24, 2014: Anti-balaka fighters from the town of Bossembele rest while on patrol in the Boeing district of Bangui, Central African Republic Camille Lepage/Reuters February 24, 2014: Anti-balaka fighters from the town of Bossembele patrol in the Boeing district of Bangui, Central African Republic Camille Lepage/Reuters February 25, 2014: Malnourished children and their mothers share beds at a paediatric hospital in Bangui, Central African Republic Camille Lepage/Reuters February 26, 2014: Men carry goods at a camp for displaced people at M'poko International Airport in Bangui Camille Lepage/Reuters March 8, 2014: A model presents a creation during a fashion show organised by designer and stylist Sonia Bafonga to celebrate International Women's Day in Bangui Camille Lepage/Reuters March 8, 2014: Models wait backstage during a fashion show held to celebrate International Women's Day with the theme of promoting peace, in Bangui Camille Lepage/Reuters March 9, 2014: A man tries to fix the satellite equipment at a local public television hall in Petevo in the Central African Republic's capital of Bangui Camille Lepage/Reuters March 9, 2014: A girl protects herself from the sun with an umbrella in the Central African Republic's capital of Bangui Camille Lepage/Reuters March 10, 2014: Soldiers from the government's Central African Armed Forces (FACA) stand at attention during a registration briefing for the induction of soldiers at a temporary military base in the capital of Bangui Camille Lepage/Reuters This picture of French journalist Camille Lepage was taken in Bangui on February 19, 2014 Fred Dufour/AFP