19 Jun '11, 7am

Michelle Obama's African visit stresses democracy - Straits Times

Michelle Obama's African visit stresses democracy - Straits Times

US first Lady Michelle Obama. -- PHOTO: REUTERS WASHINGTON - US FIRST Lady Michelle Obama begins a six-day visit to southern Africa on Monday where she will meet anti-apartheid leaders and highlight the spread of democracy on the continent. The wife of US President Barack Obama will visit the South African cities of Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town and the Botswana capital, Gaborone, starting on Monday evening, June 20 through Sunday, June 26. She will be accompanied by her two daughters, Malia and Sasha, but not her husband, on a trip that the White House says will focus on 'youth leadership, education, health and wellness.' The first lady will also be travelling with her mother, Marian Robinson, and two nephews. She will visit several places that are symbols of South Africa's decades-long anti-apartheid struggle, according to a schedule put out by the White House. Af...

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