Jill Biden making 3 country trip to Africa

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Associated Press

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 7:34 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 24 at 7:36 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will make a three-country trip to Africa this summer to promote girls' education and women's participation in government, the economy and civil society.

The White House says she will visit Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone. She departs on the weeklong trip Monday.

She will travel with USAID administrator Rajiv Shah and Catherine Russell, the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for global women's issues. The White House says the trip will highlight how increasing women's involvement in government can accelerate economic development, strengthen democracies and foster peace and security.

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