Top 20 Happiest Countries In Africa 2018 – UN Happiness Report

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The United Nations annual World Happiness Report has named Mauritius the most happiest country in Africa, while naming Burundi the saddest country in Africa.

(Here’s the latest report: Top 20 Happiest (and Saddest) Countries in Africa 2020)

The World Happiness Report 2018, ranked 156 countries by their happiness levels, based on factors including life expectancy, social freedom, absence of corruption and migration within and between countries.

According to the report, Top of the chart in Africa is Mauritius, which rose from second place to push out Algeria which was ranked happiest country in Africa in 2017.

Libya which was ranked third happiest country in Africa in 2017 also came forward this year to clinch the second position.

Africa’s giant, Nigeria also moved up in this year’s ranking to clinch the fifth position despite all the turmoils happening in the country. Last year Nigeria was ranked sixth happiest country in Africa.

Other countries that made the list include Ghana (11), Cameroon (7) & South Africa (9).

See the full list below

Top 20 Happiest Countries In Africa – UN Happiness Report

Country Rank
Mauritius 1
Libya 2
Algeria 3
Morocco 4
Nigeria 5
Somalia 6
Cameroon 7
Gabon 8
South Africa 9
Ivory Coast 10
Ghana 11
Senegal 12
Tunisia 13
Sierra Leine 14
Congo (Bazzaville) 15
Mali 16
Namibia 17
Burkinafaso 18
Egypt 19
Mozambique 20

Other African countries that made the list of UN happiness Report 2018 but Can’t be said to be either happy or sad but rather in-between include…

21. Kenya
22. Zambia
23. Mauritania
24. Ethiopia
25. Chad

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If you can’t find your country in the list above be sure to check here => Top 20 Saddest Countries in Africa



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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