Melania Trump Visits Cape Coast Castle; Calls It 'Very Emotional'

First lady Melania Trump visits with mothers and their babies at Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra Ghana Oct. 2 2018

First lady Melania Trump visits with mothers and their babies at Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra Ghana Oct. 2 2018

US First Lady Melania Trump holds a baby during a visit to a hospital after she began a week-long trip to Africa on Tuesday to promote her "Be Best" campaign. "I will never forget the incredible experience and the stories that I heard from the gentleman. what happened so many years ago, it's really a tragedy". It's hard to forget, mostly because of that less-than-subtle message scrawled across the back: "I really don't care do u?"

The 17th century Cape Coast castle, now a monument, has attracted world dignitaries including America's first black President Barack Obama and his family, who also shared their emotions at the site.

Mrs. Trump kicked off her tour with a stop in Ghana where she had tea with Ghana's first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, at the country's presidential palace. The first lady laid a wreath and signed a guestbook at the castle, where she told reporters she wrote "thank you for your warm welcome".

Former President Barack Obama, the only black US president, toured the castle with his family in 2009 and said it was a reminder of "the capacity of human beings to commit great evil".

In Africa, interest in Melania Trump's visit is being watched to see if she can mend fences after her husband's reported comment that the continent contained "shithole" countries.

Juma said the Malawi First Lady is championing girl-child education and fighting early marriages through the Beautify Malawi Trust project. She adds that the castle is a "special place".

The first lady was led around the facility by museum director Kwesi Essel-Blankson.

The US first lady stepped off an overnight flight from Andrews Airforce Base near Washington and onto a red carpet at Accra's Kotoka International Airport.

Ahead of her trip, Mrs Trump said that she was looking forward to seeing how the U.S. can continue working together with Malawi to support a USAid programme that is focussed on children's education. "My visit to Cape Coast castle was a solemn reminder of a time in our history that should never be forgotten".

On Tuesday, Trump visited the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Ghana and spent some time with a baby clinic.

Eight-year-old Lillian Naa Adai Sai welcomed Mrs. Trump to Accra, Ghana, with a kente-cloth-wrapped bouquet of flowers as Trump departed the plane.

Melania Trump, the wife of US President, Donald Trump, has finally touched down in Ghana as part of her first tour of Africa.

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