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




The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness.

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

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The report which ranked 155 countries by their happiness levels, was released today ’20th march 2017′ at an event celebrating International Day of Happiness revealed that happiness is less evident in Africa than in other regions of the world.

After segregating Africa from the world happiness report, these 10 countries emerged as the least happiest countries in Africa. (8 of the least happiest countries in Africa also happen to be the least happiest countries in the world).

Least Happiest Countries in Africa 2017

10. Benin

9. Madagascar

8. South Sudan

7. Liberia

See also: Top 10 happiest countries in africa

6. Guinea

5. Togo

4. Rwanda

3. Tanzania

2. Burundi

1. Central African Republic

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
  • Trust or 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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