Africa has had extreme poverty for a long time. African children in particular are experiencing terrible situations. There is a lack of nutritious food.Food is not the only problem for African children. Slavery, armed forces participation and diseases cause many children to die.About 200,000 African children are sold into slavery every year. Many children are continually taken, so they are not learning. There’s not much hope for a future, when several children aren’t learning. About 12,000 children are participating in the armed forces, further stopping the growth of African economy. Children are being trained and deployed in military situations instead of learning. There is a high mortality rate for children in Africa.