Introduction:

Africa has the highest rate of child soldiers, up to half of the world's child soldiers are in Africa. Most young soldiers are 15 to 18 years old, although there are many that are as young as seven years old. (IRIN Humanitarian News and Analysis). Countries in Africa that recruit child soldiers are Sudan, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Chad an many more. (Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers). Most of them speak French, although there are many other languages. If the children are not fighting they are runners, scouts, porters, sex slaves, cooks or spies. (Humanitarian News and Analysis). How many children are forced to be soldiers in Africa?