Thursday’s unusual high-level visit to the Central African Republic by Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was intended to increase international awareness of a savage confrontation between Christian and Muslim militias.
Dec. 20, 2013 Christian youth trash the Gobango mosque in Bangui, Central African Republic. Gunfire erupted in and around the capital as Anti-Balaka forces engaged ex-Seleka troops. After a period of relative calm, violence has flared anew in the Central African Republic with angry demonstrations against Chadian peacekeepers, shootouts at checkpoints and the destruction of a mosque. Jerome Delay/AP Buy Photo