Mending bridges: Unspoken subtext of Melania Trump's Africa visit

US First Lady Melania Trump who is in Africa to promote her children's welfare programme described her visit to the Chipala primary school in Malawi as

US First Lady Melania Trump who is in Africa to promote her children's welfare programme described her visit to the Chipala primary school in Malawi as"an amazing experience

"Meeting those children and understanding their different way of life is why I wanted to travel here", she said in a short speech afterwards at the USA embassy.

The network is billing it as the first lady's first sit-down interview, although she briefly spoke to CNN's Kate Bennett during last year's trip to China, while they were both standing on the Great Wall.

First Lady Melania Trump kicked off her tour of Africa with a visit to a baby clinic in Ghana.

Trump greeted two administrators as she arrived at the school with Virginia Palmer, the US ambassador to Malawi. "I thought I wasn't going to have a chance to see her". "It is a lovely thing to see".

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta welcomes US First Lady Melania Trump at JKIA on October 04, 2018.

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Despite the president's previous statement, Afful said that "she has come to see how wonderful we are".

Mrs Trump is also expected to visit Kenya and Egypt. "They are simply taking advantage of their First Lady's high profile visit in Malawi to speak out so that the media here takes their message along as well", he said. The school is a beneficiary of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) National Reading Program. Meeting those children and understanding their different way of life is why I wanted to travel here. "I was heartened to spend time with the students and was honored to donate school supplies and soccer balls".

And two other white people had a "welcome to Malawi # notashithole!" sign.

After leaving the ambassador's residence, Mrs. Trump went to the State House for tea with Gertrude Mutharika, her Malawian counterpart.

On Wednesday, she visited a former slave trading fort in Ghana after arriving in Africa from Washington on Tuesday.

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