Michelle Obama to travel to South Africa, Botswana

First Lady Michelle Obama, her mother and daughters will travel to Africa on an official visit this month, she announced Friday.

The first lady, her mother, Marian Robinson, and daughters Malia and Sasha will visit South Africa and Botswana during the trip June 21-26.

The focus of the trip will be on youth leadership, education, health and wellness, officials said.

“This visit to two critical countries will underscore that the United States has an important stake in the success of Africa’s many nations and underscore the historic connections between the American people and those who live on the African continent,” a statement from her first lady’s said.


The trip, the statement said, also “will amplify the president’s support for democracy, development and economic opportunity across Africa.”