President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama travel to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania from June 27 to July 2. During their visit, they will meet with leaders from government, business, and civil society to reinforce U.S. commitment to expanding economic growth, investment, and trade; strengthening democratic institutions; and investing in the next generation of African leaders.
There are a number of ways you can follow the First Family's travel online. Yesterday, the White House posted its first photo on Instagram, an image of the First Family taking off on Marine One for their trip. Follow @WhiteHouse and @MichelleObama from your phone or computer to see more photos from the White House on Instragram.
You can also follow the First Lady's "Travel Journal" on the White House Blog, where she will be posting updates every day during the trip. On Saturday, June 29, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time, she will be hosting a special town hall to emphasize education and connect young people in South Africa with young people in the United States through a Google+ Hangout. You can join by watching it live here. Use the hashtag #FLOTUSinAfrica to discuss the trip and ask your questions -- the First Lady will be answering some of these questions throughout the trip.
President Obama will also participate in a town hall on June 29, when he will speak to Young African Leaders at University of Johannesburg – Soweto Campus. You can go to the White House website to see the President's full trip schedule, view photos from the trip, and find the latest content from the First Family's travel. In the meantime, you can watch Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes' preview of the President's travel, and be sure to follow @WhiteHouse and @NSCPress on Twitter for more information about the trip.
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