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

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

Some commentators said she had made a mistake by wearing a white pith helmet, a hat favored by 19th century European colonialists, because of its association with the exploitation of Africans.

The first lady came in for some criticism back home for her choice of headgear in Kenya.

The US First Lady landed in Kenya on Thursday night and was received by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi County.

The Kenya Airport Authority (KAA) will close down JKIA Terminal Two during the arrival and departure of US First Lady Melania Trump.

The First Lady later visited an orphanage, where she played with babies and read a book to the young children, before heading to watch a dance performance at the Nairobi National Theatre.

During her stay in Cairo, the First Lady met with the President for Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his wife, the First Lady Entissar Mohameed Amer.

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She then made a brief stop in Malawi where she toured a primary school. The latest one might not be over a stiletto or an "audacious" jacket, but her picking a white pith helmet during a safari in Kenya on Friday (October 6) was found to be offensive by some Africans, especially those who study the history of the continent.

"Posting on Twitter in view of his 53,600 followers, he penned: "⁦@FLOTUS [Melania Trump]⁩ tells reporters in Egypt she wishes people would focus on what she does, not what she wears".

Melania Trump is in Egypt to wrap up a four-country tour of Africa by visiting the pyramids and the Great Sphinx. "It's a lovely thing to see", he tweeted.

The US Senate is expected to give President Donald Trump a big political win later on Saturday by confirming conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice.

Asked if she believed Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, Trump responded "I will move on that".

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