Michelle Obama brings ‘Yes We Can’ to Africa
June 22nd, 2011
09:22 AM ET
7 years ago

Michelle Obama brings ‘Yes We Can’ to Africa

(CNN) - Echoing the now-famous phrase that came to define her husband’s 2008 presidential campaign, Michelle Obama urged young African women Wednesday to win the battles against hunger, AIDS, and poverty that have long run rampant in sub-Saharan Africa.

“Yes we can,” Mrs. Obama repeated four times to an excited crowd at the Young African Women Leaders Forum as she concluded her speech in Soweto, South Africa.


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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. virtualgd

    May be she should stay there.

    June 22, 2011 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  2. Help Us!

    Yes we can! Turn America into a third world country like you have here in Africa, and WE WILL!! Just four more years, and you will not be able to distinguish America from any other third world country, YES WE CAN!

    June 22, 2011 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  3. ConservaFASCISTS

    This should be a great learning experience for the First Daughters.

    June 22, 2011 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  4. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    You represent us so well Michelle,you do us proud here and abroad with your intelligence and initiatives.
    To those that will disparage and disrespect our First Lady count yourself in the insignificant minority.
    We will continue to move our country forward with positive and intelligent leadership from the POTUS and our First Lady.
    Yes We Can America.

    June 22, 2011 10:38 am at 10:38 am |