Michelle Obama Traveling to Africa

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is traveling to South Africa as part of a five-day trip focusing on youth leadership, education, health and wellness.

The wife of U.S. President Barack Obama is set to arrive Monday in Pretoria, 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 being joined by her mother and daughters Malia and Sasha.