First lady to visit Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, Egypt in October

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NEW YORK – Melania Trump says she’ll promote child welfare in Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt in October on her first extended solo international mission.

The first lady detailed her plans Wednesday at a reception on the sidelines of the annual U.N. General Assembly.

Mrs. Trump says she looks forward to spreading the message of her domestic child-welfare initiative throughout Africa.

She’s traveling without President Donald Trump, who raised ire across Africa this year after his private complaint about the continent’s “s-hole countries” was leaked to journalists. Trump will also be in midst of campaigning for the November elections.

He said Wednesday that he and his wife “love Africa.”

The first lady’s only other solo international foray was a September 2017 day trip to Toronto to join Britain’s Prince Harry for an event.

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Superville reported from Washington.

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