US first lady going solo in Africa


US first lady Melania Trump departed for Africa for a four-country trip that serves as her first major solo sojourn abroad on behalf of her husband President Donald Trump’s administration.

Mrs Trump is scheduled to make stops in Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt in an almost week-long trip to focus on children’s issues. She is due to arrive in Accra on Tuesday.

President Trump has not visited Africa since entering office in 2017, he has garnered sharp criticism for reportedly referring to immigrants from African countries with a derogatory term.