Michelle Obama on 5-day Trip to Africa

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is on her way to South Africa as she begins a five-day trip to the continent to focus on youth leadership, education and health and wellness.

The wife of U.S. President Barack Obama will arrive in the capital Pretoria on Monday, where she will meet with South African President Jacob Zuma.

She is also scheduled to travel to Johannesburg to visit the Mandela Foundation as well the city’s Apartheid Museum.

Mrs. Obama will deliver the keynote address to a U.S.-sponsored forum for young women in sub-Saharan Africa involved in social and economic initiatives in their countries.

She will also meet with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and organizations fighting HIV and AIDS in South Africa.

Mrs. Obama will close her trip with a two-day visit to Botswana.

The first lady is joined by her mother and daughters Malia and Sasha.