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Obama to go to South Africa next week for Mandela memorial events

President Barack Obama willtravel to South Africa next week to participate in memorialevents for Nelson Mandela, the former South African presidentwho died on Thursday.
"President Obama and the first lady will go to South Africanext week to pay their respects to the memory of Nelson Mandelaand to participate in memorial events. We'll have furtherupdates on timing and logistics as they become available," WhiteHouse spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement.
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