Melania Trump tours former slave trading fort in Ghana

Melania Trump is known for being particular fashion-forward with her style choices - but on Wednesday the first lady opted for a fashion flashback when she recycled a $595 military jacket during her trip to Ghana.

She added that it was a "special place".

"I will never forget (the) incredible experience and the stories I heard". They spent about 10 minutes inside the mostly dark, cramped holding area before the first lady walked down a pathway that led to the Door of No Return.

Peering though the archway, Trump paused for a moment before laying a wreath near a dungeon door.

While speaking about her experience on Wednesday, the first lady said she was "very emotional" during her visit to the historic site, and described it as something she would "never forget".

"Did you say President Trump's wife just arrived in Accra?" street vendor Awo Yeboah asked.

US First Lady Melania Trump visited a hospital in Ghana's capital Accra on the first day of her Africa tour.

Melania will also visit Malawi and Egypt. Then-President Barack Obama and his family toured the castle in 2009.

Numerous tweeters noticed the change in her demeanor, with Diane Ethier writing: 'Anyone else notice how happy Melania Trump looks on her SOLO trip?'

Photographs of the two first ladies featured on the front pages of major newspapers in Ghana while the visit was talked about on morning radio shows. 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.

In August of this year, Melania re-wore a $1,280 striped shirt dress by designer Adam Lippes, having first stepped out in the number back in March during a visit to Palm Beach's St. Mary's Medical Center, where she delivered Easter baskets to young children.

"It's really a tragedy", she said.

She toured an infant clinic in Accra and met with Ghana's first lady at the presidential palace after she arrived Tuesday.

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.

But there were complaints about children being taken out of school to welcome her as well as the choice of visiting the newly built and well-equipped Greater Accra Regional Hospital.

  • Rogelio Becker