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US. Rep. Kennedy heading to Africa as part of delegation

August 22, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy is heading to Africa this coming week as part of a bipartisan congressional delegation.

Kennedy plans to visit Ethiopia, Rwanda, Gabon and Cape Verde during the trip.

The delegation will meet with heads of state and government officials and visit education and agriculture programs, while also attending the African Growth and Opportunity Act Forum in Gabon.

Kennedy said with continued investment in health and education, the countries hold the potential to usher in a new era of economic growth and stability.

Kennedy said he hopes the trip will allow the US and the countries to strengthen ties and promote economic partnerships, including for businesses in Massachusetts.

Kennedy, a former member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has previously joined delegations to Afghanistan, Israel, Asia and Central America.

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