Top 10 Happiest and saddest African countries 2022

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A list of top 10 happiest and saddest African countries for the year 2022 has been released. Mauritius is ranked the happiest country with a score of 6, followed by Libya, Ivory Coast, South Africa and Gambia respectively. Happiness index is determined by the leadership in a country, cost of living and peace.

The saddest country in Africa is Zimbabwe followed by Rwanda, Botswana and Lesotho respectively.

Here is the list of happiest and saddest countries in Africa 2022:

Here are the top 10 countries and their score:

  1. Mauritius – 6.071
  2. Libya – 5.330
  3. Ivory Coast – 5.235
  4. South Africa – 5.194
  5. Gambia – 5.164
  6. Algeria – 5.122
  7. Liberia – 5.122
  8. Congo – 5.075
  9. Morocco – 5.060
  10. Mozambique – 5.048

Top 10 saddest countries in Africa

  1. Zimbabwe – 2.995
  2. Rwanda – 3.268
  3. Botswana – 3.471
  4. Lesotho – 3.512
  5. Sierra Leone – 3.574
  6. Tanzania – 3.502
  7. Malawi – 3.750
  8. Zambia – 3.760
  9. Togo – 4.112
  10. Mauritania – 4.152

What about Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya?

Nigeria may not be in the top 10, but it’s not that far off, ranking 118th globally and 21st in Africa with a score of 4.552, just behind Ghana (4.872) but ahead of Kenya (4.543).