Melania Trump visits ex-slave holding facility in Ghana

04 October, 2018, 01:28 | Author: Kim Reid
  • Mrs Trump and Rebecca Akufo-Addo the First

"Did you say President Trump's wife just arrived in Accra?" street vendor Awo Yeboah asked.

Juma said the Malawi First Lady is championing girl-child education and fighting early marriages through the Beautify Malawi Trust project.

"It's very emotional", she said.

She was met by her Ghanaian counterpart Rebecca Akufo-Addo and a group of local schoolchildren in yellow and brown uniforms waving the USA stars and stripes and the Ghanaian flag.

Kenya Wildlife Service headquarters are also anticipating a visit by the US First Lady as she takes a tour of four African countries.

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Mrs. Trump replied that she was "very honored" to be there, accepting a gift of Kente cloth and slippers as a remembrance of the trip.

Mrs Trump receives flowers during an arrival ceremony after landing at Kotoka International Airport in Accra October 2, 2018.

The most surprising fashion repeat however was in March 2017, when Melania wore the same $3,000 Valentino dress two days in a row - first modeling it in the Oval Office, while supporting her husband as he signed a new bill aimed at encouraging women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

SA-born comedian Trevor Noah has weighed in on Mama Trump's tour of Africa questioning why she is here to teach us about the evils of cyberbullying when so many do not even have internet access.

This ambiguity has led some pundits to describe her as a "Rorschach test in Louboutins" after the interpretative ink blots used in psychoanalysis and the luxury shoes.

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President Donald Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday that he saw television footage of her landing in Africa.

Spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said the Africa tour is close to her heart. She pledged to highlight programs that exemplify her initiative. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images Melania Trump holds a baby during a visit to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra.

"We both love Africa". A plaque at the Ghana fortress commemorates Obama's visit.

Mrs. Trump arrived at the castle after a two-and-a-half hour drive over bumpy roads from the capital, Accra.

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at Cape Coast Castle, a former slavery outpost, in Cape Coast, Ghana, on July 11, 2009.

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4-country visit to be "diplomatic and humanitarian'".

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