Michelle Obama Makes 1st Solo Trip To South Africa


Vibe | June 20, 2011 - 7:05 pm

Michelle Obama will be making a weeklong visit to the southern region of Africa in homage of youth leadership and education. According to CNN.com, the nation’s first lady is scheduled for a handful of stops in South Africa and Botswana, where she will be “meeting with key figures in the anti-apartheid struggle.”

“She will highlight the benefits of education and wellness and urge youth in the continent to be part of the national dialogue, according to the White House.

‘The trip is a continuation of Mrs. Obama’s work to engage young people, especially girls and young women, at home and abroad,’ the White House said.

The first lady’s first stop will be in Pretoria, where she will meet with South African President Jacob Zuma.”

Mrs. Obama will also make stops in Cape Town for a museum tour with Nelson Mandela’s wife, as well as Robben Island. — Stephanie Long