Theodore's World: Michelle Obama Announces Official Visit To Africa

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June 04, 2011

Michelle Obama Announces Official Visit To Africa

Michelle Obama announces official visit to Africa


Michelle Obama announced Friday that she’s heading to Africa on an official visit later this month, stopping in South Africa and Botswana to continue her work encouraging young people around the world to become active in their countries.

The first lady will visit Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa and Gaborone, Botswana, during the June 21-26 trip.

Besides youth leadership, Mrs. Obama will also focus on education, health and wellness.

Officials said the visit will highlight the important stake the U.S. has in the success of Africa’s many nations, as well as the historic ties between Americans and people who live in Africa. President Barack Obama’s late father was Kenyan.

South Africa is a political leader and economic powerhouse in Africa, and an example of a successful democratic transition on the continent. Botswana has held free and fair democratic elections since gaining independence in 1966.

The trip will be the second one in which the first lady travels abroad without the president.

She will be accompanied by her daughters, Malia and Sasha, and her mother, Marian Robinson.

Wild Thing's comment......

She should make a stop in Kenya. Go to Barry’s childhood home, the “hospital” where he was born.

" continue her work encouraging young people around the world to become active in their countries."

That really is the worst excuse I’ve heard. At least just call it a ‘goodwill tour.'

She thinks people in other countries need to be told to get active in their own countries. WOW what an ego this blankity blank has.

Will she be telling kids in Ethiopia not to eat so much? Or to introduce the new food circle .

Posted by Wild Thing at June 4, 2011 05:47 AM


I look for her to give away at least $500,000,000 of American Taxpayer Money as she trapes through Africa.

Posted by: BobF at June 4, 2011 07:39 AM

Can someone explain to me what is the importance of Africa to the security of the United States? We already give Billions in aid why hasn't that ever helped, then theres Unicef, Save all of these places that we have never heard of.

Frankly we don't have the money for another 1.5 Million dollar vacation for Moosechelle.

Posted by: Mark at June 4, 2011 04:25 PM

Bob, I bet she does exactly what you said too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 4, 2011 05:18 PM

Mark, good question. LOL Nothing imo would be the answer.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 4, 2011 05:20 PM