Melania Trump to visit Africa

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"This will be my first time traveling to Africa and I am excited to educate myself on the issues facing children throughout the continent, while also learning about its rich culture and history", the first lady said in the statement.

First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, will be coming to Africa in October, but without her husband, President Donald Trump.

Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said the first lady chose Africa as the destination for her first big solo worldwide trip after she learned about some of the development programs that are underway in many of its countries. The First Lady's speech is part of her own "Be Best" campaign, an initiative started to deal with the "the major issues facing children" according to the White House.

Trump previously traveled solo to Canada and has made several trips with her husband. Subscribe to the Standard Group SMS service by texting "NEWS" to 22840.

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According to BBC, Trump in a statement revealed that she will be traveling to the continent to educate herself on issues facing children while working on some humanitarian activities and help in the "development programmes being done in numerous countries".

"We are a global society and I believe it is through open dialogue and the exchanging of ideas that we have a real opportunity to learn from one another", she said.

The US president has yet to travel to Africa since taking office and has allegedly disparaged "shithole" countries on the continent.

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