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Photos ; Melania Trump tours Cape coast Castle

Photos ; Melania Trump tours Cape coast Castle

This afternoon, Mrs Trump landed in Malawi where she was welcomed by Malawi's First Lady Gertrude Mutharika and US Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer among other officials.

A batch of 1.4 million books donated Thursday brought to almost 10 million the total Malawi has received in recent years under USAID's national reading program, officials said. Chipala has more than 8,500 students but just 77 teachers, for a ratio of 111 students per instructor, according to the USA government.

The US First Lady is now in Malawi on a tour focusing on promotion children's welfare.

Mrs. Trump watched several teachers conduct lessons for the equivalent of second- and third-graders. "It is a handsome thing to see", Trump tweeted.

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Aid and supplies are being sent in via military and commercial aircraft, including helicopters, to reach badly affected areas. The scenic town of Palu sits at the mouth of a narrow bay in northeastern Sulawesi and is home to around 380,000 people.

"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.

At one point, a teacher led the students in a song in English: "We say goodbye but not forever".

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However, Phiri said the protesters could have done better, observing that the timing of their actions did not tally with the work the U.S. first lady came to do in the country.

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"I was heartened to spend time with the students and was honoured to donate school supplies and soccer balls".

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

The event was to "highlight friendly US-Malawi relations" and the pair's "shared interest in helping children and, in particular, helping girls in school", according to the White House.

Mrs Trump was coming from Kamuzu International Airport to Kamuzu Palace during her five hours charity trip to Malawi. They then watched dancers perform three traditional dances, with Malawi's first lady appearing to explain some of the words and movements to Trump.

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But oil prices seem to be getting in the way, especially as benchmark Brent crude oil is near $85 a barrel - a four-year high. Saudi Arabia was the USA leader's first stop during his first worldwide tour as president past year .


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