Published: Sat, October 06, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

US First Lady Melania Trump wraps up solo African tour in Egypt

US First Lady Melania Trump wraps up solo African tour in Egypt

Apart from the interruption at JKIA, heavy traffic is expected along major roads as the US First Lady will be making her way to Nairobi.

She also said she is glad accuser Christine Blasey Ford was heard.

This was Melania's first solo trip to Africa.

It was her first major solo trip overseas and a rare example of a time when she has answered questions by reporters.

"I'm glad that Dr. Ford was heard". Kavanaugh denies the accusation.

Trump declined to say whether she believed Ford.

Melania Trump may prefer that people focus on her work rather than her wardrobe, but that's tough in the age of Twitter.

'I don't always agree with what he tweets, and I tell him that, ' she said. "I'm against any kind of abuse". His confirmation would give the USA president a clear win in his drive to cement conservative dominance of the high court.

Melania Trump dances to African beat, feeds baby elephants
Upon her departure, the first lady gifted children with dozens of " Be Best " soccer balls, tote bags and school supplies. But on Thursday, it was the US First Lady's turn to be on the receiving end of an uncomfortable message.

Mrs Trump left Kenya early Saturday morning and was seen off by Mrs Kenyatta at the JKIA.

President Donald Trump has not visited Africa since taking office in 2017.

When a reporter asked her: "Have you ever told him to put his phone down?' she responded: 'Yes".

The First Lady later visited an orphanage, where she played with babies and read a book to the young children, before heading to watch a dance performance at the Nairobi National Theatre. The U.S. first lady also went on a quick safari.

Melania was due to meet President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Egypt's First Lady, Entissar El-Sisi, and tour the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx, her spokeswoman said.

The former model stepped off a plane at Cairo global airport wearing high-waisted white trousers, a pleated white shirt and a black tie with a beige jacket hung over her shoulders. No statements were made to the press.

Trump then made a brief stop at the heavily-fortified U.S. Embassy in downtown Cairo, driving through streets almost deserted due to a national holiday marking the 45th anniversary of Egypt's 1973 war with Israel.

Ms Trump, who is in Africa to promote her children's welfare programme, began her trip in Ghana, where she visited mothers and their newborns, and toured a former slave trading fort. "And that's what I want to share, that we care".

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