Africa has the youngest population in the world. And it is still growing.
With such a young and expanding population, African countries need to put in place measures to create an environment that is friendly to the children and to prevent exacerbating poverty, inequality, unemployment and instability.
The African Report on Child Wellbeing 2018: Progress in the Child-Friendliness of African Governments by the African Child Policy Forum ranks the best to worst states on the continent for children by measuring a range of indicators such as nutrition, education, budgets and social protection.
According to the report, African children suffer from quite a number of issues including undernutrition, which causes the death of children under five.
Here are how the top 11 African countries fared.