First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, will be coming to Africa in October, but without her husband, President Donald Trump. Melania, who expressed excitements at her first travel to Africa, said in a statement that her visit would afford her the opportunity to appraise the issues facing children on the continent.
The FLOTUS also said that the visit would afford her the opportunity to learn about Africa’s rich culture and history. The First Lady plans to make stops in several African countries which would be announced in the coming weeks.
Her visit comes months after Trump sparked global controversies in January about his claim that the U.S. was being flooded by immigrants from Africa and elsewhere. A visit in March by then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to five African countries, including Nigeria, was seen as repairing some of the damage caused by Trump’s comments.