Frazer is a specialist in African Affairs and International Security Affairs. During her tenure at the National Security Council, she was instrumental in the decisions that led to establishing the $15 billion President's Emergency Plan for HIV/AID Relief (PEPFAR) as well as the Millennium Challenge Account that has contributed to raising U.S. assistance to Africa to a historic high of $4.1 billion in 2006. She is also given credit for designing the administration's policy in ending the wars in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Burundi.
On January 4, 2008, Frazer was sent by President George W. Bush to Kenya to help seek a resolution of that country's political dispute following the December 2007 presidential election, and she met with President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga.
On April 24, 2008, Frazer noted that Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai of the Movement for Democratic Change won the disputed Zimbabwean presidential election, 2008, and stated that President Robert Mugabe should step down.
On May 25, 2008, Mugabe delivered a speech that mentioned Frazer in negative terms: "You saw the joy that the British had, that the Americans had, and saw them here through their representatives celebrating and acting as if we [Zimbabwe] are either an extension of Britain or ... America. You saw that little American girl [Frazer] trotting around the globe like a prostitute...
"This issue of insurgency is one that continues to trouble me and Africa as a whole. The way forward is development and legitimate opposition, not through picking up arms and insurgency, and it's a message the A.U. needs to make much more loudly to its member states." - Secretary Jendayi Frazer in a press conference discussing about instability in the horn of Africa.
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JENDAYI FRAZER HOLDS A WHITE HOUSE NEWS BRIEFING ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE
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News Brief: Carnegie Mellon's Jendayi Frazer, Actor Ben Affleck and Others to Brief Congress on the Security Situation in Democratic Republic of the Congo
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