Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to arrive in Kenya on Wednesday, kicking off a tour of seven Africa nations in 11 days.
The trip comes just three weeks after Obama's trip to Accra, Ghana. She intends to cover many of the themes the president talked about during his visit.
While in Nairobi, Kenya, Clinton plans to deliver a speech Wednesday at the U.S.-Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum's ministerial opening ceremony.
She will also meet with Kenya President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga. She is expected to encourage them to proceed with their plan to rewrite the country's constitution.
Clinton will also meet with Somalia's leader, Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed to offer support to the interim government of the lawless nation. Somalia continues to be under intense pressure from Islamic radicals.
Clinton will also visit Angola, a major supplier of crude and natural gas to the U.S.