CBS News reports:
First Lady Melania Trump is planning her first big solo international swing with a trip through several African countries in October, CBS News has confirmed.
The first lady first told The Associated Press in a written statement Monday that she’s looking forward to learning about the issues that children living on the continent face, as well as appreciating Africa’s history and culture. She recently launched a U.S.-based effort focused on the well-being of children.
Mrs. Trump plans to travel without President Trump, who was roundly criticized earlier this year after his private comment about “shithole countries” in Africa was leaked to journalists.