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Ivanka Trump in Africa to promote women at work program

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Ivanka Trump began a four-day tour of Africa from Ethiopia on Sunday April 14th, to promote a $50 million US initiative aimed at encouraging women's employment in developing countries, Reuters has reported.

The White House adviser and the daughter of president Trump said, after arrived to Addis Ababa, that fundamentally the US believed that investing in women is both a smart development policy and it is a smart business.

According to Reuters, she was saying that while drinking coffee and inhaling incense at a traditional Ethiopian ceremony in Addis Ababa.

The Women's Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) initiative aims to economically empower 50 million women by 2025. President Donald Trump, Ivanka's father, has directed United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to allocate an initial $50 million to the fund.

Ivanka Trump is due to take part in a World Bank policy summit and then visit Ivory Coast to promote female entrepreneurs in the country's cocoa industry.