Melania Trump criticised for wearing colonial-style hat during Kenyan safari

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Originally worn in 19th century by explorers, the pith helmet has become symbol of colonial rule

Melania Trump has prompted consternation, some anger and much derision by choosing a pith helmet – a symbol of colonial rule across Africa – as headwear for a brief safari in Kenya.

On the penultimate day of her tour of the continent – her first solo trip overseas – the first lady visited an orphanage in Nairobi before heading to a national park near the city.

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