January 26, 2007
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JENDAYI FRAZER,
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS
DISCUSSES RECENT U.S. AIR STRIKE IN SOMALIA
ON NPR NEWS MORNING EDITION
TODAY, FRIDAY, JANUARY 26

AUDIO TO BE AVAILABLE AT WWW.NPR.ORG



WASHINGTON; Jan. 26, 2007 – In an interview with NPR News’ Renee Montagne airing this morning on Morning Edition, top U.S. envoy to East Africa, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer discusses the need for national reconciliation in the region, the latest U.S. air strike in Somalia and the Islamic movement in Africa.

Assistant Secretary Frazer said the recent U.S. air strike in Somalia has helped ensure Islamic extremists and al-Qaeda cells “are not able to reconstitute themselves. They are on the run.”

A rushed transcript of the interview with Assistant Secretary Frazer, airing this morning, January 26, on Morning Edition is below. All excerpts must be credited to NPR News Morning Edition. Audio of the interview is available at www.NPR.org.

Morning Edition, the two-hour newsmagazine airing weekdays and hosted by Steve Inskeep in Washington, D.C. and Renée Montagne from NPR West in Culver City, Calif., is public radio’s most listened-to program with nearly 13 million weekly listeners.

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