Dear Melania Trump ... A Kenyan And A Ghanaian Offer Advice For Her Africa Trip

The first lady is making a trip to Africa. We asked natives of Kenya and Ghana, two of the countries she'll be visiting, for some suggested stops along the way.
First lady Melania Trump on her visit to Italy in 2017. This week she is taking her first solo trip as first lady, visiting four African countries over five days. Source: Silvia Lore/NurPhoto/Getty Images

This week, first lady Melania Trump is embarking on a trip to Africa, with stops in Ghana, Kenya, Egypt and Malawi. Details of her itinerary were not initially available, so we turned to two of our contributors, a public health worker who is originally from Ghana and a scientist from Kenya, for their suggestions in the form of a letter to the first lady.

Make Time For Rural Life

Welcome, to beautiful Kenya — the country I call home. Welcome to Africa, my mother continent.

Most likely, you will be taken on a safari — because that is what every visitor does. That is OK. Enjoy it. Africa prides itself on its wildlife. And maybe you'll have time for some of the other typical tourist attractions in Nairobi: the Giraffe Center, the Kazuri bead factory, the Maasai Market.

But I know your

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