Here Are The Top 20 Happiest Countries in Africa


The World Happiness Report, launched in 2012, is an annual survey that ranks global happiness in countries around the world based on various factors, including levels of GDP, life expectancy, generosity, social support, freedom, and corruption, among others. The survey is typically conducted by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network; however, statisticians base the ranking on data from the Gallup World Poll.

Happy Countries

For the fourth year running, Finland has been named the happiest country globally, while Iceland, Denmark, Switzerland, and the Netherlands followed in second, third, fourth and fifth rank, respectively.

This year’s World Happiness Report was based on different factors, as researchers were unable to do face-to-face interviews in a number of countries. According to the report, the researchers focused on the relationship between well-being and Covid-19 in order to rank the countries.

Unhappy Countries?

Of the 149 countries featured on the report, Afghanistan was ranked the least happiest nation, followed by Zimbabwe, Rwanda and Botswana. The report explained that those at the bottom of the list were countries where issues such as political and armed conflicts are prevalent or have been in recent times.

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Top 20 Happiest Countries in Africa

Top 20 Happiest Countries in Africa World Happiness Report Ranking 2021
Mauritius 50
Libya 80
Congo Brazzaville 83
Ivory Coast 85
Cameroon 91
Senegal 92
Ghana 95
Niger 96
Gambia 98
Benin 99
Guinea 102
South Africa 103
Morrocco 106
Algeria 109
Gabon 112
Burkina Faso 113
Mozambique 115
Nigeria 116
Mali 117
Uganda 119