US First Lady Melania Trump visited a primary school in Malawi on Thursday on the second part of her solo tour of Africa.
A handful of protesters held signs along roads in the capital Lilongwe, with one criticising President Trump’s reported use of offensive language to describe some African countries earlier this year.
Melania Trump is in Africa to promote her children’s welfare programme. She described her visit to the Chipala primary school, in Malawi as “an amazing experience”.
“Meeting those children and understanding their different way of life is why I wanted to travel here,” she said in a short speech afterwards at the US embassy.
“I also wanted to be sure to personally thank each of you for the work that you do here at the embassy in Malawi,” she added.
Her husband made remarks via Twitter saying: “Our country’s great First Lady, Melania, is doing really well in Africa. The people love her, and she loves them! It is a beautiful thing to see.”
By many onlookers, Melania’s trip to Africa has been viewed as a way to make up for her husband’s negative comments about Africa earlier in the year. Melania Trump left Malawi and is now set for her next trip to Kenya.