Melania Trump arrives in Nairobi

Tanya Cunningham
October 5, 2018

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".

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. After recovering her confidence she approached again to give a young orphan a lengthy pat, apparently absorbed by the texture of its ear.

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

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.

Trump visited a primary school in Lilongwe, Malawi on Thursday that has received assistance from the United States, the Washington Post reported.

A group of children is also listed to entertain her on Friday.

Malawi First Lady Getrude Mutharika returned welcomed the US First Lady. "It is a attractive thing to see", Trump tweeted.

Melania Trump was greeted by cheerful songs and smiling children as she paid a visit to a school in Malawi, the second stop on a five-day goodwill visit to Africa.

Kenya is the third stop on Mrs Trump's African tour, which began on Tuesday in Ghana and continued in Malawi on Thursday.

The first lady then ducked inside to observe an English classroom with 186 children in attendance.

Along the route from the school to the ambassador's residence, a few people held up signs.

Melania's first trip to Africa is her first extended solo worldwide trip as First Lady.

According to Malawi State House official says Mrs Trump was looking forward to seeing how the U.S. can continue working together with Malawi to support a USAid programme that is focused on children's education.

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