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First lady Melania Trump reveals details on her upcoming trip to African countries

Junie Sihlangu
Sep 27, 2018
08:54 A.M.
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On Wednesday, First Lady Melania Trump announced that she would be visiting Africa next month. This would be her first solo visit without her husband, President Donald Trump.

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She announced the news while wearing a $600 Scanlan Theodore pale pink dress and Louboutin pumps. Trump said the visit was for diplomatic and humanitarian reasons.

On Wednesday morning, at a reception for UN General Assembly leader spouses in Manhattan, Melania Trump, 48, announced that she would be visiting Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, and Egypt in Africa.

Her first-ever trip to the region will be on October 1. Last month in a statement, she said:

“I am excited to educate myself on the issues facing children throughout the continent, while also learning about (Africa's) rich culture and history."

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For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. Stephanie Grisham, Trump's communications director had this to say about the trip:

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"This is a diplomatic and humanitarian visit, which will include stops focusing on healthcare, education, conservation and tourism. As with all that the first lady does, the well-being of children will be a focus at most of the stops."

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Trump also revealed her itinerary for the trip. In Ghana, she will push USAID's healthcare programs, likewise in Malawi and Kenya.

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In Egypt, she will focus on tourism. She stated:

"I know that through USAID, we have worked with the people of Egypt to promote an environment in which all groups of society -- including women and religious minorities -- can lead productive and healthy lives.”

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Trump is only the second US First Lady in history who wasn’t born in America. She is, however, the only one to have been raised in a Communist country.

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Trump delayed moving with her husband, President Donald Trump, to the White House. She only moved in five months after his inauguration was done.

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The First Lady is the only one to be the third wife of a president, and the only one to have ever posed nude for published photographs. Trump is very protective of her son.

Source: Getty images/GlobalimagesUkraine

Source: Getty images/GlobalimagesUkraine

Unlike other First Ladies, her day-to-day movements are a mystery. They’ve given rise to rumors that she spends less time than is typical in the White House.

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