au summit 03-07-11.jpgYouths in Africa have pleaded with the African leaders at the just-ended 17th African Union Summit which was held in the Equatorial Guinea to give them space and opportunities so that they can effectively contribute to the development of the African continent.

Deputy President of the Pan African Movement, which is based in Khartoum, Sudan, Tendayi Wenyika said African youths are economic freedom fighters who are now tired of doing menial jobs while foreigners are commanding high positions in all sectors of the African economy.

Wenyika said African leaders must take a leading role in looking after youths and guiding them wherever necessary as the same youths will also look after the same elders in future.

The summit was running under the theme, ‘Accelerating youth empowerment for sustainable development.’