Melania Trump sashays to African beat, feeds baby elephants

Melania Trump being educated at the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana

Her husband on Thursday tweeted: "Our country's great First Lady, Melania, is doing really well in Africa".

It's also her first visit to Africa.

Security was tight at the premises as the visiting first lady blended with the children who kept her busy with handshakes and dances.

Mrs Trump has been touring Africa and made her first stop in Ghana on 2 October 2018.

Preparations are underway at the theatre where the Sarakasi crew shall present a creative piece depicting a Kenyan girl growing in the ghetto who shines to stardom.

Towards the end of her visit, children sang: "I know one day we shall meet again".

The First Lady's visit to Africa has offered up a softer side of the Trump administration, which is facing a critical vote on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Friday.

The Kenya Wildlife Service headquarters is also anticipating a visit by Melania Trump.

Trump also took a brief safari as she learned more about steps the East African nation is taking to conserve wildlife.

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Dressed in riding trousers, boots and a spotless white pith helmet, the former model climbed into an open-air vehicle for the safari, taking photos on her iPhone of zebras, giraffes, impalas, rhinos and hippos.

The national park is where 105 tonnes of ivory have been burned to discourage the trade.

Dressed in brown trousers, a white blouse and maroon boots, she greeted, sang and danced with the children at the "The Nest Children's Home".

Trump first visited Ghana on her trip, touring a hospital and former slave holding facility.

Egypt is the next and final stop on her tour of the continent, focusing on child welfare, education, tourism and conservation.

Ambassador Palmer then spoke, telling the group that the agency's donation of 1.2 million books a year ago was the first time the school had received books in English. Upon her departure, the first lady gifted children with dozens of "Be Best" soccer balls, tote bags and school supplies.

President of the United States of America (USA) Donald Trump, says Africans love his wife, Melania Trump, and that is a "beautiful thing to see".

President Trump supported his wife's visit, sharing that, "It is a lovely thing to see".

Trump joins other first ladies - including Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama - in embarking on solo trips to Africa.

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