Melania Trump in Egypt to tour pyramids, Sphinx

Carla Harmon
October 6, 2018

She was shown a pile of ashes, after the park burnt 105 tonnes of ivory to dissuade people from the trade. She also visited Ghana and Malawi.

"I don't always agree [with] what he tweets, and I tell him that", the first lady said as she stood near the Great Pyramid of Giza.

The fashion choice was slammed by social media users.

While visiting the Nairobi National Park in Kenya, she was seen touring in an open-air vehicle, taking photos on her iPhone of zebras, giraffes, impalas, rhinos and hippos and feeding baby elephants.

The helmets were worn by European explorers in Africa in the 19th century before it became "a symbol of status - and oppression".

Pauleen Mwalo, from Nairobi, tweeted: "That Pith helmet you have carried was used by colonialists during the dark days. Who advised you?" Pauleen Mwalo from Nairobi said on Twitter.

Finishing off the look, she added a cream wide-brim hat, which had been embellished with a black ribbon - co-ordinating with the rest of her outfit.

The U.S. first lady arrived in Cairo on Saturday after a flight from Kenya.

Trump's predecessor Barack Obama criticised alleged human rights abuses in Egypt following the army's 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi but relations have since stabilised. It was a reflection of her outdated understanding of Africa.

In Egypt, tight security was in place across the capital for her visit which comes as security forces face a persistent jihadist insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula across the Suez Canal to the northeast. "It's a attractive thing to see", he tweeted. She dismissed reports about alleged derogatory comments reportedly made by President Donald Trump about African countries and said the issue had not come up on her visit.

The State House meeting focused on matters of health especially the welfare of mothers and children, a subject that is close to the hearts of the two First Ladies.

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