Ivanka Trump Lands in Africa to Promote US Jobs Plan for Women

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Ivanka Trump began a four-day tour of Africa on Sunday to promote a $50 million United States initiative aimed at encouraging women’s employment in developing countries.

“Fundamentally we believe that investing in women is a smart development policy and it is a smart business,” White House adviser Trump said after 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 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.

(Reporting by Kumerra Gemechu; Writing by Hereward Holland; Editing by Alexander Smith)

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Does Ivanka have experience in starting a business in the Ivory Coast?

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Question: Do YOU have any experience in starting, running, or selling at a profit a single, damn business? I have. I suspect you have not, just like the unlamented Rocky’s alleged business. So what qualifies you to question someone else’s abilities and experience? Ivanka has founded and run businesses. Where… Read more »

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So YOU are literally saying that other women, albeit in Africa, should not have opportunity? How exactly are YOU helping them?

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