Mauritius tops the happiest countries list, likely because of its relatively high-income levels. Globally, the ranking of happiness 2019-2021 shows Mauritius, as the happiest country in Africa and at number 52 worldwide.
Kenyans are far from a happy lot and are ranked 119 globally. The lack of happiness could be attributed to a number of factors, including the rise in the cost of living, tensions among elected leaders ahead of the political season, and a lack of job opportunities some of which were caused by the global Covid-19 outbreak.
Meanwhile, Mauritius tops the happiest countries list, likely because of its relatively high-income levels. Globally, the ranking of happiness 2019-2021 shows Mauritius, as the happiest country in Africa and at number 52 worldwide.
Uganda ranks at number 20 in Africa and 117 globally while Tanzania is at position 35 and 139 globally. It is considered one of the unhappiest countries in Africa ranking at number 6.
As we all know, happiness is an essential element of human well-being, and it is crucial for the economic and social development of any society. According to the World Happiness Report, which ranks global happiness in more than 150 countries around the world, Finland is the happiest country in the world for the sixth year in a row.
The report leverages six key factors, including social support, income, health, freedom, generosity, and absence of corruption, to rank the countries. The Sustainable Development Solutions Network oversees the report, which is released every year in honor of the International Day of Happiness on March 20.
In this year’s report, the top spots are dominated by Nordic countries, with Denmark coming in at number two and Iceland at number three. The report also examines the inequality of happiness and uses three measures to study it.
The first measure is the happiness gap between the top and the bottom halves of the population. The report finds that people are happier living in countries where the happiness gap is smaller.
In Africa, the happiness gaps are growing, and this year’s report lists the top 10 happiest countries on the continent. Algeria is the second happiest country after Mauritius, with a score of 5.392. South Africa ranks third, with a score of 5.275. The other countries on the list, in order, are Congo DRC, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Mozambique
Top 10 happiest countries in Africa in 2023
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