Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Africa and the World Happiness Report

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network has posted online its World Happiness Report 2017. It contains a chapter titled "'Waiting for Happiness' in Africa" by Valerie Moller, Benjamin J. Roberts, Habib Tiliouine, and Jay Loschky. Many factors are used to rank countries in the happiness report.

The report includes 44 African countries where there are many surprises. The happiest African country is Algeria followed by Mauritius, Libya, Morocco and Somalia. The bottom five African countries are Togo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Central African Republic. In the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia ranked number 18, Sudan number 24, and South Sudan number 37. Eritrea and Djibouti were not included in the study.

The report ranked 155 countries worldwide. Algeria, the happiest African country, ranked number 53 on the global index. Eight out of ten of the lowest ranking countries globally are in Africa.

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