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Melania Trump Begins 4-Country Tour Of Africa, Will Promote ‘Be Best’ Initiative, Work With USAID On Trip

Associated Press: Melania Trump forges ahead as first lady with Africa trip
“With a wave and tweet, first lady Melania Trump headed for Africa on Monday on her first big solo international trip, aiming to make child well-being the focus of a five-day, four-country tour that will take her to every corner of the vast and impoverished continent…” (Superville, 10/1).

New York Times: Melania Trump Visiting Africa, a Continent Freighted With History for Her Husband
“…The White House has not yet publicly detailed Mrs. Trump’s itinerary, citing security reasons. But Mrs. Trump is scheduled to visit schools, hospitals, and tourist sites over the course of six days. She is expected to weave in elements of her child-focused platform, ‘Be Best,’ as she visits with children. … Mrs. Trump will work with the United State Agency for International Development during her stops throughout Africa…” (Rogers, 10/1).

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