- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp has traveled to Africa as part of a Senate delegation to learn more about how the U.S. can better support growth in developing countries, particularly for women and children.

The North Dakota Democrat will be in Africa for nearly two weeks. Details of the trip aren’t being disclosed for security reasons.

Heitkamp says the goal of the trip is “promoting healthy families, good jobs and strong partnerships abroad.” She says that also will improve national security and spur economic growth.

Heitkamp will visit agricultural research and training centers as well as health centers, and meet with various officials.

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