17 March 2016

Africa: Somalia Ranked Happiest Country in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Somalia ranked happiest country in Sub-Saharan Africa. Only Algerians and Libyans more happier than Somalis in Africa, according to UN report.

The report about happiness on Somalia has surprised many who believe there is nothing to be happy about for a citizen who live under civil war more than 25 years with absence of basic services.

Denmark is the happiest country in the world with Burundi sitting bottom of the 157-nation UN-sanctioned World Happiness Report 2016.

The report, released on Wednesday, ranks the countries on a variety of factors: People's health and access to medical care, family relations, job security and social factors, including political freedom and degree of government corruption.places Burundi at bottom.

Denmark, the Scandinavian nation, with a population of 5.6 million, has topped the list twice before since the world body started measuring happiness around the world in 2012.

Somalia emerged number 76 while Burundi and Syria are completing the table with over 150 countries.

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