HOT TOPICS: Melania Trump arrives in Kenya

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The first lady's visit to Nairobi National Park led to the first security panic of the solo trip when a boisterous elephant almost knocked her over, prompting a Secret Service agent to rush forward and grab her.

President of the United States of America (USA) Donald Trump, says Africans love his wife, Melania Trump, and that is a "beautiful thing to see".

First Lady Melania Trump (R) receives flowers from a young girl alongside the first lady of Malawi, Gertrude Maseko (L), as she arrives at Lilongwe International Airport Oct. 4.

"Mrs Trump will then head to State House for talks and later to the Kenya National Theatre where they will be treated to Kenyan Creative Cultural Performances", the statement read in part.

The school is struggling with only 75 teachers looking after around 8,000 enrolled children.


A quick safari is planned for later as Mrs Trump learns more about steps the East African nation is taking to conserve elephants, rhinos and other wildlife.

Malawi First Lady Getrude Mutharika returned welcomed the US First Lady.

She also addressed staffers at the United States embassy in Malawi's capital, Lilongwe.

During a ceremony at the school, the first lady participated in giving the school 1.4 million books.

Planning for the trip began in earnest previous year.


The convoy of the US First Lady however passed by without any incident and Mrs Trump might have seen the protests. "I was heartened to spend time with the students and was honored to donate school supplies and soccer balls".

After about 20 minutes of tea, the first ladies strolled onto the terrace to applause.

ABC News says its reporter Tom Llamas will interview Melania Trump during her trip to Africa for a "20/20" special to air October 12.

Along the route from the school to the ambassador's residence, a few people held up signs.


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