Melania Trump dances with kids, feeds elephants

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While first lady Melania Trump reportedly mourned an ivory burn and toured an elephant conservation site in Kenya on Friday, a dark irony hung over her visit: Just months ago, her husband's administration quietly lifted an Obama-era ban on Americans bringing ivory and other elephant body parts home as trophies.

Her first-ever visit to Africa is also her first extended solo worldwide trip as first lady in what some see as "fence-mending".

Later in the day, she visited an orphanage. At the front of the room, the first lady sat next to a student called Miliam and helped her find the correct page in her textbook.

Preparations are underway at the theatre where the Sarakasi crew shall present a creative piece depicting a Kenyan girl growing in the ghetto who shines to stardom. After having tea with Kenyatta on Friday she attended a children's dance performance at the National Theater in Nairobi.

The first lady spent time with a herd of elephants in the park and fed formula to two that are being raised at the park.

NAIROBI, Kenya A half a world away from the spectacle of Washington, Melania Trump still managed to create one of her own during a Kenyan safari today, riding out into the grassland wearing a crisp white pith helmet - a common symbol of European colonial rule.

The remaining stops on her tour are Kenya and Egypt.

A secret service agent accompanying her was quick to hold her to safety, although the baby elephant calmly went on with its business while Melania regained her footing with a smile.

The first lady landed in the capital of Lilongwe on Thursday morning after a six-hour flight from Ghana.

Before departing the school, Mrs. Trump stopped in the schoolyard to watch students play soccer with a few of the soccer balls that she donated.

The US First Lady is now in Malawi on a tour focusing on promotion children's welfare. Her own 12-year-old son attends a private school in Maryland.

Speaking of, the wife of Donald Trump was almost knocked over by an excited elephant during her visit to the animal sanctuary. She also read them a book.

Mrs Kenyatta runs the Beyond Zero campaign, a health initiative for expectant women while Mrs Trump launched Be Best initiative to improve the welfare of children. "It is a handsome thing to see", Mr Trump tweeted on Thursday, 4 October.



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