Do you speak African? Well, neither do the 1 billion people on the continent.Africa is home to 54 different nations, more than 2,000 languages and four of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies, but is often painted with a sweeping stroke of doom and gloom. In this week’s Reality Check, Mehdi Hasan exposes popular misconceptions about the African continent.
This short video is full of with examples and statistics that show that many of the ‘doom and gloom’ perspectives and ways of thinking about Africa are outdated (at best). Here are some good facts to update how we talk about Africa.