Top 10 happiest countries in Africa

Happiness is important in human settlement and development. It is also critical for the economic and social development of any society.
The World Happiness report for 2023 has been released.
The report indicated that there is a reason for optimism in the latest report since benevolence is about 25% higher than it was pre-pandemic.
One of the authors of the World Happiness Report, John Helliwell, told CNN “benevolence to others, especially the helping of strangers, which went up dramatically in 2021, stayed high in 2022.”
“Even during these difficult years, positive emotions have remained twice as prevalent as negative ones, and feelings of positive social support twice as strong as those of loneliness,” Helliwell said in a news release.
The World Happiness Report, ranks global happiness in more than 150 countries around the world. For the sixth year in a row, Finland, is the world’s happiest country.
The top ranks in 2023 are dominated by Nordic countries, with Denmark coming in at number two and Iceland at number three.
In Africa, the happiness gaps are growing, and this year’s report lists the top 10 happiest countries on the continent. Mauritius takes the top spot, with a happiness score of 5.902. Algeria follows closely, with a score of 5.392. South Africa ranks third, with a score of 5.275.
Below is the list of the top 10 happiest countries in Africa.

  • Mauritius – 5.902
  • Algeria – 5.392
  • South Africa – 5.275
  • Congo, Republic of – 5.267
  • Guinea – 5.072
  • Ivory Coast – 5.053
  • Gabon – 5.035
  • Nigeria – 4.981
  • Cameroon – 4.973
  • Mozambique – 4.954