U.S. Nudges Somalia Toward Moderate Islamists

Jendayi Frazer addresses the media on Jan. 5 in Nairobi, Kenya. i i

Jendayi Frazer addresses the media on Jan. 5 in Nairobi, Kenya, during an international contact group meeting on Somalia. Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Jendayi Frazer addresses the media on Jan. 5 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Jendayi Frazer addresses the media on Jan. 5 in Nairobi, Kenya, during an international contact group meeting on Somalia.

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Despite recent air strikes on Islamist extremists and al-Qaida operatives, the Bush administration is urging Somalia's fragile government to work with moderate Islamist factions, an envoy says. Jendayi Frazer, the State Department's assistant secretary for African affairs, discusses the situation in Somalia with Renee Montagne.

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