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

Erika Holt
October 7, 2018

Egypt is the second-largest recipient of United States military aid, receiving $1.2bn annually.

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The meeting was attended by the President's spouse, Entissar Amer El-Sisi, who had welcomed Mrs Trump at Cairo International Airport earlier today.

The first lady arrived in Egypt after visiting Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi.

Asked about her wardrobe choices, the first lady lamented the fact that her clothes drew more attention than her work on children's issues.

"The way she's dressed and the activities she's undertaken reflect an outdated view of the continent", Seay says. "And we want to show the world that we care".

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While a mere 800 odd people felt the Egyptian was better but close to 20,000 people voted for Eden Hazard . He said: "I was anxious about the fact that we have conceded three goal opportunities to the opponents".

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She and her local counterpart Margaret Kenyatta held talks on the welfare of mothers and children, and conservation, according to the Kenyan presidency.

The happier place Mrs. Trump seemed to go to while in Africa surprised some.

"We are having funding, so we are helping the countries, and we are working hard for helping them, and we will continue to help", she said.

While the first lady on her trip highlighted successful programs of USAID, she indicated she would not press the president to increase funding to the foreign aid agency. She also had on a tan fedora and black tie. It was at Greater Accra Regional Hospital that she plucked a chubby baby boy from the arms of the woman holding him. Photos of the unexpected moment were popular on social media.

During her one-day excursion to meet Egyptian president Abdel-Fatah al Sisi she also found time to sightsee.

Her stepsons have also been criticised for their passion for hunting.

In Lilongwe, Malawi, her motorcade passed a sign that read 'Welcome to Malawi #NOTASHITHOLE!' - a reference to reports that the president used the vulgar term to describe African nations. The first lady also witnessed the handover of a batch of textbooks donated by a US worldwide developmental agency.

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