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Obama, First Lady Michelle heading to South Africa

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle will travel to South Africa next week for memorial events in the wake of the death of former South Africa President Nelson Mandela, according to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.

“President Obama and the First Lady will go to South Africa next week to pay their respects to the memory of Nelson Mandela and to participate in memorial events. We’ll have further updates on timing and logistics as they become available,” Carney said.

My column on Obama’s visit to Robben Island where Mandela was imprisoned is HERE.