Melania Trump puts on happier face during Africa tour

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"Her husband has been the biggest disgrace to any achievements of the women's movement, so they might need to turn their attention there first", said Rabab El Mahdi, a professor of political science at the American University of Cairo, when asked for her reaction to Trump's visit and her agenda.

It took Melania Trump's first big solo global trip for her to show a different side of herself - a playful, less serious one.

The former fashion model told journalists near by she wished onlookers would stop focusing on what she wears, the White House Correspondent for Reuters Jeff Mason reported. He listened sometimes, and sometimes did not, she said.

The US first lady is expected to launch her initiative in Egypt in partnership with the USAID, according to Ahram Arabic news website.

The First Lady held a one-hour meeting with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his wife at the palace, the longest of her tour, and was then driven to the United States embassy before heading to the Pyramids of Giza. FBI investigation was done - it's completed - and the Senate voted. The people love her, and she loves them! Reporters asked her opinion about the judge, and she said he was "highly qualified" to join the court.

While in Kenya, visiting the Sheldrick Wildlife Elephant Project overnight, Mrs Trump wore a white button-down shirt, khaki trousers, knee-high brown leather boots and...a pith helmet. She also visited Malawi, Ghana and Kenya.

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US First Lady Melania Trump steps off her military plane at Cairo International Airport on October 6, 2018, for the final leg of her solo four-country tour of Africa.

The pair then went to the presidential palace to have tea, where Trump was also greeted by President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi.

She was due to arrive back in Washington DC early on Sunday.

But the New York Times described her presence as providing acts of grace for a government with tense relations with Africa, including "softening the image" of the Trump administration.

"She is an immigrant herself, having come from Slovenia, so that presents her as an amiable person to Africans who also have many of their people in the U.S.", he added. "It is a handsome thing to see".

First lady Melania Trump looks out over Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya.