Via Politico:

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will travel to South Africa next week for Nelson Mandela “memorial events,” press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement.

The White House will offer more information as it’s available, Carney added.

A large memorial for Mandela is scheduled for Dec. 10 in Johannesburg, while his state funeral will take place on Dec. 15 in his hometown of Qunu.

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