by Fred Sadia Africa is a continent filled with lots of opportunity, but leaders who seem unaware. Africa is also filled with hope, but leaders who seem to thwart it. The future lies in the African Child, the child born with skin the color of chocolate. Bright and articulate: strong, bold, and talented. Every single day is an opportunity for the African Child to spin the wheels of optimism in a hostile environment that ranges from lack of school fees, lack of health care, and even a lack of food.