Africa

Peacekeeping mission steps up in Central African Republic

Published 10:12 AM ET, Mon December 9, 2013
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People outside this church scatter screaming as a low-flying French jet screams overhead. Nima Elbagir/CNN
About 2.2 million people -- about half the country's population -- are under threat, U.N. estimates Nima Elbagir/CNN
The French peacekeepers want to show both sides in this conflict that they mean business. Nima Elbagir/CNN
This peacekeeping mission for France was always going to be about speed. Nima Elbagir/CNN