The 10 happiest countries in Africa

Mauritius tops the list of happiest nations in Africa followed by Nigeria and Cameroon, according to the 7th World Happiness Report.

Nigeria's football supporters club jubilates at a stadium

The new report by Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a global initiative for the United Nations, with analytics from Gallup ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be.

The 7th World Happiness Report focuses on happiness and the community: how happiness has evolved over the past dozen years, with a focus on the technologies, social norms, conflicts and government policies that have driven those changes.

According to the report published on Wednesday to commemorate the World Happiness Day, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Central African Republic and South Sudan are the five countries on the bottom line of the happiness ranking.

These are the 10 Africa's happiest nations

1. Mauritius

  • Africa: 1
  • World rank: 57

2. Nigeria

  • Africa: 2
  • World rank: 85

3. Cameroon

  • Africa: 3
  • World rank: 96

4. Ghana

  • Africa: 4
  • World rank: 98

5. Ivory Coast

  • Africa: 5
  • World rank: 99

6. Benin

  • Africa: 6
  • World rank: 102

7. Congo (Brazzaville)

  • Africa: 7
  • World rank: 103

8. Gabon

  • Africa: 8
  • World rank: 104

9. South Africa

  • Africa: 9
  • World rank: 106

10. Senegal

  • Africa: 10
  • World rank: 111

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