President Barack Obama
travel to South Africa
next week to participate in memorial
events for Nelson Mandela
, the former South African president
who died on Thursday.
"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," White
House spokesman Jay Carney
said in a statement.
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