Top 10 Happiest Countries in Africa – UN Annual Happiness Report 2017

The United Nations annual World Happiness Report has named Algeria Africa’s happiest country, while naming Nigeria the 6th happiest country in Africa.

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

See also: 7 reasons why you should smile more

Happiest countries in africa 2017

The aim of the report, said Mr Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and special adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General, is to provide another tool for governments, businesses and civil societies to help their countries find a better way to well-being.

See also: Top 10 least happiest countries in Africa – world happiness report 2017

The report which ranked 155 countries by their happiness levels, was released today 20th march 2017 (World Happiness Day) by the United Nations at an event celebrating International Day of Happiness. And according to the report, these are the 10 most happiest countries in Africa.

Happiest Countries in Africa 2017

Happiest countries in Africa 2017

10. Sierra leone

9. Egypt

8. Tunisia

7. South africa

6. Nigeria

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5. Somalia

4. Morocco

3. Libya

2. Maritius

1. Algeria

UN Recipe For Happiness

Incase you are wondering, the happiness report was produced by creating average scores based on six areas for each country:

  • per capita gross domestic product (GDP)
  • healthy life expectancy
  • freedom
  • generosity,
  • social support
  • absence of corruption in government or business

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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