• According to the report, Mauritius is the happiest country in Africa.
  • Zimbabwe is the most unhappy country in Africa, as it struggles with high poverty levels.

The 10th edition of the World Happiness Report, a publication of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, has used statistical analysis to determine the world’s happiest countries. The report ranks 146 countries in their overall happiness and highlights which countries are the happiest or unhappiest.

With a regional score of 4.5,ย Africaย ranks as the unhappiest region worldwide. Mauritius remains the happiest country in the region, likely because of its relatively high-income levels. In contrast, Zimbabwe remains the most unhappy country in the region, as it struggles with poverty levels. In 2021, approximately 6.1 million people were living below the international poverty line.

Top 10 happiest countries in Africa

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Here are the top 10 countries and their score:

  1. Mauritius – 6.071
  2. Libya – 5.330
  3. Ivory Coast – 5.235
  4. South Africa – 5.194
  5. Gambia – 5.164
  6. Algeria – 5.122
  7. Liberia – 5.122
  8. Congo – 5.075
  9. Morocco – 5.060
  10. Mozambique – 5.048

The 10 least happiest countries in Africa

The unhappiest country in Africa, according to the rankings, was Zimbabwe, with a score of 2.995.

  1. Zimbabwe – 2.995
  2. Rwanda – 3.268
  3. Botswana – 3.471
  4. Lesotho – 3.512
  5. Sierra Leone – 3.574
  6. Tanzania – 3.502
  7. Malawi – 3.750
  8. Zambia – 3.760
  9. Togo – 4.112
  10. Mauritania – 4.152

What about Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya?

Nigeria may not be in the top 10, but it’s not that far off, ranking 118th globally and 21st in Africa with a score of 4.552, just behind Ghana (4.872) but ahead of Kenya (4.543).

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