Five young Africans are addressing the continent's leaders at the African Union summit in Ethiopia.
Last week, young men and women from across Africa met in Senegal and told BBC News Online their messages to their leaders:
Elize David Fernandes Soares de Carvalho, Cape Verde
"I finished high school four years ago and I have no money to attend university. And itís not only me. Our leaders should give more jobs and training to the youth."