Several Ghanaians interviewed said they knew little about it.
Melania moved to the United States in 1996 to pursue her modelling career and became a U.S. citizen in 2006 after she married Donald Trump in 2005.
Melania said she was looking forward to visiting "four handsome and very different countries" in Africa prior to her visit.
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However, Jaynes said the only scenario he can imagine is that it hit the end of the runway and continued into the water. Air Niugini's Boeing 737-800 aircraft P2-PXE missed the runway and landed on a lagoon on Friday in Chuuk, Micronesia.
Melania Trump on Tuesday arrived in Ghana on the first leg of her maiden, solo tour of Africa that has been billed as a chance to carve her own diplomatic path.
Mrs Trump announced her visit at a reception for spouses of world leaders, held on the sidelines of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly, in NY.
It is her first worldwide trip without her husband Donald Trump who has yet to visit the continent nearly two years into his mandate.
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They forced the White House to open a supplemental background investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against the judge. The morning after Ford and Kavanaugh both testified, Flake issued a statement indicating that he would support Kavanaugh.
The first lady also had a private tea and gift exchange with her Ghanaian counterpart, Rebecca Akufo-Addo.
The US First Lady will partner Mrs Afufo-Addo and other health agencies on matters concerning the well being of children. She has focussed on children as her signature issue and plans to promote child well-being during her four-country tour, which will include stops in Kenya, Malawi and Egypt.
On Wednesday, she will embark on a visit to Cape Coast Castle after an initial courtesy call on the chiefs and elders of the region at the Cape Coast Palace.
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The infection has a 97 percent fatality rate, according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Later symptoms include stiff neck, confusion, lack of attention, hallucinations, loss of balance and seizures.