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The United Nations has ranked Nigeria as the 115th happiest nation in the world and the 18th in Africa 2020 World Happiness Report.

UN Ranks Nigeria World’s 115th Happiest Country, 18th Happiest in Africa

The report, which ranked 153 countries, was released on Friday, March 20 – UN ’s annual International Day of Happiness.

The report ranked Finland as the world’s happiest nation for the third year running and Mauritius as the happiest nation in africa.

In the report, Nigeria was ranked 115, placing above 38 other countries.

Eleven out of the top 20 happiest countries in Africa are in Western African, with the authors saying the happiest places are those where people feel a sense of belonging, and trust their fellow citizens and institutions

Top 20 Happiest Countries in Africa

Rank Country
1 Mauritius
2 Libya
3 Ivory Coast
4 Benin
5 Congo Brazzaville
6 Ghana
7 Morocco
8 Cameroon
9 Algeria
10 Senegal
11 Guinea
12 Niger
13 Gabon
14 South Africa l
15 Burkina Faso
16 Gambia
17 Mali
18 Nigeria
18 Mozambique
20 Kenya

This is the eighth World Happiness Report. Its central purpose was to review the science of measuring and understanding subjective well-being, and to use survey measures of life satisfaction to track the quality of lives as they are being lived in more than 150 countries.

This report focuses more specifically on
social environments for happiness, as reflected by the quality of personal social connections and social institutions.

The researchers asked people around the world to assess their own levels of happiness, as well as taking account of factors such as national income and levels of corruption.

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Happiest countries in Africa 2020

Top 10 World’s Happiest Countries

Rank Country
1 Finland
2 Denmark
3 Switzerland
4 Iceland
5 Norway
6 Netherlands
7 Sweden
8 New Zealand
9 Austria
10 Luxemburg



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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