According to a publication released by the World's Happiness Report, Mauritius, Libya, and Ghana are the happiest country on the African continent.

Ghana came 95th and Nigeria ranked at 116th position in the world.

Finland has held the first position for the fourth year running and Denmark ranked second despite the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The World Happiness Report, published by the Gallup World Poll and Lloyd's Register Foundation Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Every year, the organization sets a research team of experts to find out which countries are the happiest in observance of World Happiness Day and this is the ninth World Happiness Report released.

In the report, the team looked at, life under COVID-19, Happiness, trust, and deaths under COVID-19, COVID-19 prevalence and well-being: lessons from East Asia, reasons for Asia-pacific success in suppressing COVID-19, mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic, social connection and well-being during COVID-19, work and well-being during COVID-19: impact, inequalities, resilience, and the future of work and living long and living well.

Below are the top 10 happiest countries in Africa; number 6 will shock you

  • Mauritius 
  • Libya 
  • Congo 
  • Cameroon 
  • Senegal 
  • Ghana 
  • Niger 
  • The Gambia 
  • Benin Guinea 
  • South Africa