BANGUI, Central African Republic — The US ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, landed in this besieged capital early Thursday with what she called a blunt and simple message: The United States is watching.
The trip, one of Power’s first since assuming her role at the United Nations, brings her to a country engulfed in deadly sectarian strife, with the goal of preventing further atrocities.
It has raised expectations, and some tough questions. What is the United States willing to do to stop Christians and Muslims here from killing one another, and how much is it willing to spend?
The United States has not responded to the crisis in Central African Republic with the same vigor as France, the nation’s former colonial power. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.