Melania Trump in Africa for First Solo Trip as 'First Lady'

Published October 3rd, 2018 - 08:21 GMT

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First lady Melania Trump has touched down in Ghana for her first major solo trip abroad. At the start of her trip Melania has visited a hospital in Ghana's capital, Accra, and as planned she is set to tour 4 African countries.

During the trip, which also takes in Kenya, Malawi and Egypt, the first lady will focus on promoting health and education in these countries. Melania Trump is also aiming to cast a more positive light on her embattled husband's administration and its "America First" agenda.
 
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US First Lady Melania Trump receives flowers during an arrival ceremony after landing at Kotoka International Airport in Accra October 2, 2018 as she begins her week long trip to Africa to promote her 'Be Best' campaign.  (SAUL LOEB / AFP)
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Image 1 of 9:  1 / 9US First Lady Melania Trump receives flowers during an arrival ceremony after landing at Kotoka International Airport in Accra October 2, 2018 as she begins her week long trip to Africa to promote her 'Be Best' campaign. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)

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US First Lady Melania Trump (C-L) and Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the First Lady of Ghana, watch traditional dancers during an arrival ceremony after landing at Kotoka International Airport in Accra October 2, 2018. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)
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Image 2 of 9:  2 / 9US First Lady Melania Trump (C-L) and Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the First Lady of Ghana, watch traditional dancers during an arrival ceremony after landing at Kotoka International Airport in Accra October 2, 2018. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)

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Children wave the American and Ghana flags for US First Lady Melania Trump during an arrival ceremony after landing at Kotoka International Airport in Accra October 2, 2018 as she begins her week long trip to Africa to promote her 'Be Best' campaign. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)
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Image 3 of 9:  3 / 9Children wave the American and Ghana flags for US First Lady Melania Trump during an arrival ceremony after landing at Kotoka International Airport in Accra October 2, 2018 as she begins her week long trip to Africa to promote her 'Be Best' campaign. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)

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US First Lady Melania Trump holds a baby during a visit to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra, on October 2, 2018. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)
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Image 4 of 9:  4 / 9US First Lady Melania Trump holds a baby during a visit to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra, on October 2, 2018. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)

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US First Lady Melania Trump greets patients during a visit to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra, Ghana, on October 2, 2018. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)
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Image 5 of 9:  5 / 9US First Lady Melania Trump greets patients during a visit to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra, Ghana, on October 2, 2018. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)

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US First Lady Melania Trump visits patients at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra, on October 2, 2018. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)
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US First Lady Melania Trump (R) and Rebecca Akufo-Addo (3rdR) watch as a baby is weighed during a visit to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra, on October 2, 2018. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)
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Image 7 of 9:  7 / 9US First Lady Melania Trump (R) and Rebecca Akufo-Addo (3rdR) watch as a baby is weighed during a visit to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra, on October 2, 2018. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)

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US First Lady Melania Trump (R) poses with Ghana's First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo prior to their meeting at Jubilee House in Accra, Ghana. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)
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Musicians and dancers wait for the arrival of the US first lady at Kotoka International Airport in Accra on October 2, 2018. (CRISTINA ALDEHUELA / AFP)
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US First Lady Melania Trump receives flowers during an arrival ceremony after landing at Kotoka International Airport in Accra October 2, 2018 as she begins her week long trip to Africa to promote her 'Be Best' campaign.  (SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Image 1 of 9US First Lady Melania Trump receives flowers during an arrival ceremony after landing at Kotoka International Airport in Accra October 2, 2018 as she begins her week long trip to Africa to promote her 'Be Best' campaign. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)

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US First Lady Melania Trump (C-L) and Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the First Lady of Ghana, watch traditional dancers during an arrival ceremony after landing at Kotoka International Airport in Accra October 2, 2018. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Image 2 of 9US First Lady Melania Trump (C-L) and Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the First Lady of Ghana, watch traditional dancers during an arrival ceremony after landing at Kotoka International Airport in Accra October 2, 2018. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)

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Children wave the American and Ghana flags for US First Lady Melania Trump during an arrival ceremony after landing at Kotoka International Airport in Accra October 2, 2018 as she begins her week long trip to Africa to promote her 'Be Best' campaign. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Image 3 of 9Children wave the American and Ghana flags for US First Lady Melania Trump during an arrival ceremony after landing at Kotoka International Airport in Accra October 2, 2018 as she begins her week long trip to Africa to promote her 'Be Best' campaign. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)

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US First Lady Melania Trump holds a baby during a visit to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra, on October 2, 2018. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Image 4 of 9US First Lady Melania Trump holds a baby during a visit to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra, on October 2, 2018. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)

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US First Lady Melania Trump greets patients during a visit to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra, Ghana, on October 2, 2018. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Image 5 of 9US First Lady Melania Trump greets patients during a visit to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra, Ghana, on October 2, 2018. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)

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US First Lady Melania Trump visits patients at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra, on October 2, 2018. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Image 6 of 9US First Lady Melania Trump visits patients at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra, on October 2, 2018. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)

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US First Lady Melania Trump (R) and Rebecca Akufo-Addo (3rdR) watch as a baby is weighed during a visit to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra, on October 2, 2018. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Image 7 of 9US First Lady Melania Trump (R) and Rebecca Akufo-Addo (3rdR) watch as a baby is weighed during a visit to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra, on October 2, 2018. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)

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US First Lady Melania Trump (R) poses with Ghana's First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo prior to their meeting at Jubilee House in Accra, Ghana. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Image 8 of 9US First Lady Melania Trump (R) poses with Ghana's First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo prior to their meeting at Jubilee House in Accra, Ghana. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)

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Musicians and dancers wait for the arrival of the US first lady at Kotoka International Airport in Accra on October 2, 2018. (CRISTINA ALDEHUELA / AFP)

Image 9 of 9Musicians and dancers wait for the arrival of the US first lady at Kotoka International Airport in Accra on October 2, 2018. (CRISTINA ALDEHUELA / AFP)

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