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. 

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Source: Al Jazeera