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Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Michelle Obama in Africa: Live tweets (#flotusinafrica)

Washington Post reporter Krissah Thompson is along for the ride as first lady Michelle Obama visits South Africa and Botswana. Thompson is taking pictures and sending micro-updates via her Twitter account, but you can follow along after the jump:

View the first lady’s itinerary below, or view Thompson’s live blog updates here:

The first lady’s itinerary:

June 21: Meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma’s wife Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma in Pretoria; visit to the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg.

June 22: Obama delivers keynote address to a U.S. sponsored Young African Women Leaders Forum in Soweto.

June 23: Meeting with U.S. consulate employees in Cape Town; visit to Robben Island, where former President Nelson Mandela was imprisoned; remarks to young people attending a workshop at the University of Cape Town.

June 24: Meeting with Botswana President Ian Khama; visit to the Botswana Children’s Clinic Center of Excellence Teen Club.

June 25: Meeting with U.S. Embassy employees in Gaborone, Botswana; family safari

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