Melania Trump opens Africa tour with wave and baby in arms

US First lady Melania Trump holds a baby as she visits Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Ghana

But there were signs that the soft diplomatic push was yet to take off locally, as comparisons were drawn to the visit of former USA president Barack Obama and his family in 2009.

The Castle is one of many in the country which was used as the last place for slaves who were to be shipped to the Americas in the 17 century. It was the first time she had been seen with her husband at an event in a month (Picture: AP) President Trump and First Lady Melania pictured in December 2017 (Picture: AP) President Trump and Melania at his January 2017 inauguration.

Mrs. Trump spent 10 minutes inside the cramped male slave dungeon.

"I will never forget the stories.really, really touching".

The Sarakasi crew shall present a creative piece depicting a ghetto kid who rises to fame and a group of children is also listed to entertain her on Friday. The dungeons, what happened so many years ago.

But for Melania Trump, "you wouldn't know about it unless you were following the news", he said.

In Africa, interest in Melania Trump's visit is being watched to see if she can mend fences after her husband's reported comment that the continent contained "shithole" countries.

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The former model, whose choice of clothing is keenly watched, changed from a safari-inspired departure outfit of suede trench coat and leopard print heels to a red and white striped dress with white pumps by the time she arrived in West Africa.The 48-year-old is promoting her Be Best initiative, her official agenda unveiled in May created to improve children's well-being.

Earlier the first lady visited Emintsimadze Palace for a formal welcoming ceremony.

They exchanged gifts: a Chippendale silver tray embossed with an image of the White House inside a leather case signed by "First Lady Melania Trump" for Akufo-Addo, and Kente cloth and artifacts for Trump, according to Grisham.

Mrs Trump receives flowers during an arrival ceremony after landing at Kotoka International Airport in Accra October 2, 2018. She has stops planned in Malawi, Kenya and Egypt.

She arrived in the West African nation of Ghana after an overnight flight from Washington and quickly made her way to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital.

The US First Lady cuddled some babies at the hospital, before also donating a phototherapy machine, teddy bears and assorted baby items.

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