Mending bridges: Unspoken subtext of Melania Trump's Africa visit

Melania Trump being educated at the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana

Melania Trump being educated at the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana

While in Ghana, she visited new mothers at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital and gifted them with small teddy bears and blankets labeled with the logo for her Be Best children's welfare initiative. The people love her, and she loves them!

After two-days in Ghana, United States First Lady, Melania Trump arrived in the southern African nation of Malawi on Thursday, the second of her four-nation continental solo trip.

Her visit to Africa comes months after President Trump became under fire for calling African countries "Shithole".

But a few signs of protest were afoot, too, as President Trump is not widely seen as a friend of Africa.

"I think she's kind and nice". "I was heartened to spend time with the students and was honored to donate school supplies and soccer balls".

Mrs Trump opened her first extended solo worldwide trip on Tuesday in Ghana.

At the primary school, the first lady watched dozens of pupils sitting on the ground in the sun as a teacher taught on a blackboard on the side of a building.

The US First Lady is now in Malawi on a tour focusing on promotion children's welfare.

I am very excited to have the opportunity to visit Malawi and better understand how our countries can continue working together for a prosperous future.

"Our message is that Melania Trump should return home to persuade President Trump to reverse the serious budget cuts his administration has proposed concerning poor countries like Malawi".

The first lady later left Malawi for Kenya.

The 48-year-old will also tour the Kenya National Theater in Nairobi where she will watch a performance by Sarakasi dancers alongside Margret Kenyatta.

Mrs. Trump first visited Ghana and plans to visit Egypt and Kenya next.

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