Africa US envoy Power visits Central African Republic amid scramble to stem violence (+video)

US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power traveled to the Central African Republic to support French and UN efforts to prevent tit-for-tat sectarian violence from exploding.

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US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, whose career has in large part been built on advocating for the US to muster all military and diplomatic force to stop what she famously called "The Problem from Hell" in her Pulitzer prize winning book on genocide, arrived in the Central African Republic (CAR) today – her most important trip overseas since taking her post in August.