Every 60 seconds in Africa, a minute passes

If you live in Africa you should know more about our continent than those that don't and hopefully you don't buy the line that it is all doom and gloom.

Yes, there are loads of issues that need serious attention and many of the World's most vulnerable people can be found here.

But as Al Jerzeera points out, a lot of the assumptions about Africa are myths.

So there are good and bad things happening here like elsewhere and the only generalisation that you can make with complete accuracy is that every 60 seconds in Africa, a minute passes.

If you're going to talk about Africa, you'd better get your fa...

Africa is home to 1.1 billion people in 54 nations, speaking 2,000 languages. So why does it get generalised as all doom and gloom when 1 in 3 Africans are middle class?In the latest episode of UpFront, Mehdi Hasan gives the world a much-needed Reality Check on this prosperous continent.More:http://aljazeera.com/upfronthttp://aljazeera.com/ajupfront

Posted by Al Jazeera English on Tuesday, 6 October 2015

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