Morocco 4th happiest country in Africa
Morocco is ranked the 4th happiest country in Africa, according to the “World Happiness Report” unveiled on Monday 20 March on the occasion of World Day of Happiness.
According to the World Happiness Report published on Monday 20 March on the occasion of the World Day of Happiness and Well-being, Morocco is ranked 4th the happiest country in Africa and 84th worldwide.
This World Happiness Report 2017, which is part of a global program launched by the United Nations in 2012, establishes this ranking for the period 2014-2016 and classifies 155 countries according to six factors: per capita gross domestic product, life expectancy Health, freedom, generosity, welfare and perceptions of corruption in government or business.
Morocco thus gained 6 places compared to last year’s report in which it occupied the 90th position of the happiest countries in the world. At the African level, Morocco is ranked 4th after Algeria (1st), Mauritius (2nd) and Libya (3rd). It is followed by Somalia (5th), Nigeria (6th) and South Africa (7th).
Worldwide, Norway is considered the “happiest country in the world” by the World Happiness Report 2017. It is followed by Denmark (ranked 2nd), Iceland (3rd), Switzerland (4th) , Finland (5th), Netherlands (6th) and Canada (7th).
The United States, they rank 14th the happiest country in the world, Germany 16th, the United Kingdom 19th, France 31st. Algeria, although ranked as the happiest country in Africa and 53rd in the world, said it had fallen sharply in the ranking compared with last year, when it ranked 38th. So it lost 15 places.
Finally, the least happy countries of the world are in sub-Saharan Africa. These include South Sudan, Liberia, Guinea, Togo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Central African Republic. Syria and Yemen are added.