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Melania Trump visits Malawi school on solo Africa tour

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Andrew Cummings | 08 October, 2018, 07:01

Melania Trump bottle-fed baby orphaned elephants at a sanctuary in Kenya during the penultimate stop on her week-long tour to Africa.

Melania Trump got a different view of educating children as she visited an African primary school that has benefited from United States assistance but struggles with an enrolment of more than 8,500 students.

At least seven Americans resident in Malawi had a peaceful protest as the convoy of the US First Lady Melania Trump passed by at Area 30 in the capital city Lilongwe.

During Trump's tour, she is focusing on child welfare.

"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".

In Ghana, Mrs Trump visited the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, where she donated hampers and teddy bears to the sick children and also donated a phototherapy machine used for treating complications of jaundice in newborn babies, to the hospital. He believes that President Trump's behavior does not affect the first lady's visit to Africa.

Llamas, who is weekend anchor of "World News Tonight", is among the reporters following the first lady on her first solo overseas trip.

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"The continent of Africa is one that's extremely important to this administration, to the US government, and I think that is evident in the fact that the first lady is making her first solo foreign trip to the African continent", Nauert said.

"Meeting those children and understanding their different way of life is why I wanted to travel here".

Melania and her host are expected to head to State House for talks before going to the Kenya National Theatre where they will be treated to Kenyan creative cultural performances.

Her stepsons have also been criticised for their passion for hunting.

She previously visited Ghana and Malawi. After the readings, she was encircled by the singing children and danced some more.

But on social media, the angry tweets and hashtags about the helmet rolled in: #FLOTUSinAfricaBingo documented what some felt were Trump's tone-deaf fashion choices.

A white woman on the roadside held up a handmade sign as the first lady's motorcade passed that said "Melania Me Too".

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