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Michelle Obama's Soweto message

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 00:58

June 22 - The U.S. first lady urges young Africans to fight for women's rights and battle the stigma of AIDS, using her husband's ''yes, we can'' campaign slogan to motivate youth across the continent.

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ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION On her second solo trip abroad as U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to a group of young men and women at a church in Soweto and urges them to fight for women's rights and battle the stigma of AIDS. Obama, who is travelling with her mother and two daughters, drew on the leaders of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and the civil rights movement in the United States as an example for the younger generation to follow. She encouraged the young leaders to fight HIV/AIDS and the stigma attached to the disease.

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Michelle Obama's Soweto message

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 00:58