Melania Trump is all smiles as she starts her solo African tour

Deanna Kelley
October 2, 2018

Melania said she was looking forward to visiting "four attractive and very different countries" in Africa prior to her visit.

US First Lady, Melania Trump, has arrived in Ghana as part of her extended solo global mission to Ghana.

She landed in the capital of Accra on Tuesday morning after an overnight flight from Washington and was welcomed to the West African nation with dancing and drumming and schoolchildren waving mini USA and Ghanaian flags.

Mothers at the hospital for her visit received gifts of teddy bears nestled in white baby blankets, personally handed out by the first lady, according to her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham.

The first ladies met privately at Ghana's presidential palace, the Jubilee House after meeting for the first time at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in NY last week.

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Her son, Barron, did not accompany her on the trip.

Mrs Trump announced her visit at a reception for spouses of world leaders, held on the sidelines of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly, in NY.

Ghana's first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, welcomed her American counterpart.

On Monday, FLOTUS departed from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland for Ghana, the first stop on her week-long African tour -and she put her best, leopard print stiletto-clad foot forward.

President Donald Trump has not visited Africa since taking office in 2017 but he has reportedly said immigrants from Africa came from "shithole countries".

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