First lady of US, Melania Trump is expected to visit Africa later this year. Details of which countries and when the trip will take place are scanty at the moment.
Her husband, US president Donald Trump is yet to make a trip to the continent since becoming president in 2016.
Melania during her planned trip will not be accompanied by Mr. Trump. She is expected to focus on humanitarian work and “development programmes being done in many of the countries”.
Melania said in a statement that “This will be my first time travelling 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.”
Many Africans were angry at President Trump this year when he was reported to have referred to the continent as a ”shithole”.
He reportedly made the comment in an outburst about immigrants from these countries in the White House. “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Mr Trump said to lawmakers.
Many Africans do not consider President Trump a friend to the continent.