PARIS- A French journalist has been murdered in the Central African Republic, President Francois Hollande's office said in a statement today.

"The corpse of (Camille) Lepage was found after a patrol by (French) Sangaris troops stopped a car driven by anti-balaka groups, in the Bouar region," the statement said.

"Everything will be done to uncover the circumstances of this assassination and to track down who murdered our compatriot."