Best Countries in Africa, 2024

Egypt is the best country in Africa and the 3rd best country in the world according to the Best Countries report and rankings.

Best Countries in Africa for 2022

The best countries index covers 78 countries and ranks them on how global perceptions define them in terms of a number of qualitative characteristics, as well as impressions that have the potential to drive trade, travel and investment, and directly affect national economies.

Each country is scored on 65 attributes spread across nine broad categories: Adventure, Citizenship, Cultural Influence, Entrepreneurship, Heritage, Movers, Open for Business, Power, and Quality of Life.

Adventure looks at how friendly and fun a country is, while citizenship delves more into human rights, property rights, equality and freedom enjoyed by its people.

Cultural influence assesses the richness of a country’s culture, and how it influences society, which ties into the heritage category, which measure the accessibility of these things.

Entrepreneurship and open for business look at economic aspects – particularly how connected a country is to the rest of the world, innovation, skilled labour force, legal frameworks and various government roles in this.

The mover category looks at how unique a country is and is classified as an ‘up and coming’ economy, while the power category gauges a country’s influence, alliances and military.

The final broad category is quality of life, which looks at the job market, economic stability, safety, income equality, political certainty, education and health.

Top 5 Best African Countries (2024)

Egypt is the highest ranked African country in the report, followed by Morocco, South Africa, Kenya and Tunisia.

1. Egypt

Best country in Africa

Egypt, with vast swaths of desert in its east and west and the rich Nile River Valley at its heart, is site to one of the world’s earliest and greatest civilizations. It’s location at the northeast corner of Africa bordering the Mediterranean Sea has made it a cultural and trading center

Egypt is considered to be a regional power in North Africa, the Middle East and the Muslim world, and a middle power worldwide. It is a developing country, ranking 116th on the Human Development Index. It has a diversified economy, which is the third-largest in Africa.

Egypt tops the list of best countries in Africa and #33 Best Country in the world.

2. Morocco

Best country in east africa

The Kingdom of Morocco is a Muslim country in western North Africa, with coastlines on the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Just an hour ferry ride from Spain, the country has a unique mix of Arab, Berber, African and European cultural influences.

A relatively stable country, Morocco has the fifth-largest economy in Africa and wields significant influence in both Africa and the Arab world; it is considered a middle power in global affairs and holds membership in the Arab League, the Union for the Mediterranean, and the African Union.

Morocco is the third best country in Africa and #38 Best Country in the world.

3. South Africa

Best country in Southern Africa

South Africa is located on the southern tip of Africa, with coastlines on both the Atlantic and Indian oceans. With over 60 million people, the country is the 6th most populous nation in Africa.

The country is Africa’s third-largest economy behind Nigeria and Egypt, the country draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year eager to see its impressive terrain, wildlife and cultural diversity.

South Africa is one of the few countries in Africa never to have had a coup d’état, and regular elections have been held for almost a century. The country is also a middle power in international affairs and maintains significant regional influence.

South Africa is a member of both the Commonwealth of Nations and the G20

The country is ranked the best country in Africa and #41 Best Country in the world.

4. Kenya

Top 10 best countries in East Africa

Located in Eastern Africa. Kenya is one of the richest country in East africa, and has a population of more than 47.6 million and a land area of 580,367 square kilometers, making it the 8th largest country in East Africa.

Scientists have called the East African nation, the cradle of humankind. Some of the oldest and most complete human remains have been found along the Great Rift Valley, a volcano-lined trench that runs through western Kenya.

Kenya’s economy is also one of the biggest in East Africa and continues to see much expansion, thanks to strong performance in tourism, higher education, and telecommunications, and decent post-drought results in agriculture.

Kenya is the fourth best country in Africa and #53 Best Country in the world.

5. Tunisia

Top 5 Best Countries om Africa

Tunisia is a small Arab country in North Africa that represents both the aspirations of freedom and struggles against terrorism that troubles the region.

Tunisia is well integrated into the international community and is a member of the United Nations, La Francophonie, the Arab League, the OIC, the African Union, among others.

Tunisia is also one of the few countries in Africa ranking high in the Human Development Index, with one of the highest per capita incomes in the continent.

Tunisia is the 5th best country in Africa and #65 Best Country in the world.


Last modified in May 2024

Mr Madu
Mr Madu
Mr Madu is a freelance writer, a lover of Africa and a frequent hiker who loves long, vigorous walks, usually on hills or mountains.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Join Our Newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter today and start exploring the vibrant world of African history and culture!

Just In

South Carolina Negro Act of 1740: The Code that Prohibited Enslaved Africans from Learning to Read

Passed by the South Carolina Assembly on the 10th of May, 1740, the Negro Act was a comprehensive set...

More Articles Like This