The World Happiness Report 2021 has rated countries based on how happy they are. The report which was published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network rated Finland as the happiest nation in the world.
It looked at how people's emotions and wellbeing were greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown.
To rate countries, the ninth edition of the report used indicators such as life evaluations, positive emotions, and negative emotions.
Below is a full list in the African category:
- The Gambia
- South Africa
- Burkina Faso
When the report hit Twitter, hundreds of people had so much to say. Legit.ng compiled some of their reactions below:
"I think Nigerians are more happier only because most them are based in South Africa."
"Zambians we are happy more than Nigerians n South Africans combined."
"I've not been truly happy since I was born. I don't know what happiness is. That's because I was born and live in Cameroon."
"If what Nigeria is is happy, then I really pity other countries. Like everyone is screaming at everyone here and you say that’s happiness? Ok."
"There’s a saying “ignorance is bliss” Explains why Cameroon is here. If this list is true then my condolences to the other countries. Y’all going through a lot."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Sierra Leonean Leone, Guinea Franc, Malagasy Ariary were some of the weakest currencies on the continent. Fortunately, the naira did not make the list.
Despite the countries that own those currencies being rich in natural resources, their economies are down with a large portion of citizens wallowing in poverty.
Joseph Omotayo writes for the human interest desk at Legit.ng. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in Literature in English. He loves basketball and books. He tweets @omotayome.