On Saturday, President Obama discussed youth empowerment and leadership with young African leaders in a town hall meeting at the University of Johannesburg - Soweto.
On Saturday, the First Lady hosted a special event to discuss the importance of education for young people across the world. The First Lady and MTV Base VJ Sizwe Dhlomo joined students in South Africa for a virtual discussion with young people in cities around the U.S.
First Lady Michelle Obama reflects on a visit to Robben Island -- which from the 1960s through the 1990s, housed a maximum security prison. Many of the prisoners there were activists, including Nelson Mandela, who worked to bring down Apartheid, the South African government’s policies that discriminated against people of color.
On Thursday, with a strong bipartisan vote, the Senate passed an immigration reform bill, bringing us a critical step closer to fixing our broken immigration system. President Obama congratulated the passage of the Senate’s bill, which is largely consistent with the President’s key principles for commonsense reform.
All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST)
2:20 AM: The President and the First Family depart Cape Town, South Africa
6:40 AM: The President and the First Family arrive Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
7:30 AM: The President and the First Lady participate in an official arrival ceremony
7:40 AM: The President holds a restricted bilateral meeting with President Kikwete
7:55 AM: The President holds an expanded bilateral meeting with President Kikwete
8:45 AM: The President and President Kikwete hold a press conference WATCH LIVE
9:35 AM: The President participates in a tree planting ceremony with President Kikwete
10:05 AM: The President takes part in a CEO Roundtable
11:05 AM: The President delivers remarks at a Business Forum
12:20 PM: The President and the First Lady attend an official dinner with President Kikwete
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