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Chad, Togo & Rwanda Listed Among Top 10 Most Unhappy Nations in the World




According to the 2015 World Happiness Report, the top 10 most unhappy nations in the world are as follows:

1. Chad

2. Guinea

3. Ivory Coast

4. Burkina Faso

5. Afghanistan

6. Rwanda

7. Benin

8. Syria

9. Burundi

10. Togo

The ten happiest nations are:

1. Switzerland  

2. Iceland  

3. Denmark  

4. Norway  

5. Canada  

6. Finland

7. Netherlands

8. Sweden

9. New Zealand

10. Australia

According to Daily Mail, “the study uses a range of factors to determine how happy a nation is, ranging from purely domestic perspectives – such as GDP and life expectancy figures – to how its citizens view themselves and their country within the world at large.”

Also, the report is the third of its kind, and is edited by a team of noted analysts and academics including American economist Jeffrey Sachs and head of the London School of Economics‘ ‘wellbeing’ programme, Richard Laynard.

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  1. serupyipyinyurimpyisi

    April 25, 2015 at 9:02 am

    And by accident, all happiest countries are only Europians & co!!!!! The same countries who have a highest % of suicide….. Mwueeen!

    • Lola

      April 25, 2015 at 11:19 am

      You can say that again…what a strange kind of happiness

  2. zizi

    April 25, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Actually they don’t have the highest suicide only seems dt way cos they document and sensationalize everything..if some African countries were to do the same you would see how high the suicide and homicide rates are. Like in Nigeria.. What do you think d homicide rate woulbe shocked if the statistics were actually done…

    • nnenne

      April 25, 2015 at 5:46 pm

      Totally disagree. Africans can handle a lot more than them. A little thing stresses these people out.

  3. Root

    April 25, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Zizi I beg to disagree. Switzerland has the highest rate of suicide in the world. What exactly is happiness and how do you measure it. I think some organizations have too much fund and they don’t know what to spend it on but to sponsor silly reports. Nobody in whatever country is happy ALL of the time and nobody is sad ALL of the time. I see that that countries with high level of income are designated as among the happiest. Well money isn’t everything really and the rich also cry. Besides with our extended family support system in Nigeria suicide rate in Nigeria is quite very low which is a good thing. Maybe the rest of the world has a thing or two to learn from us after all.

    • nnenne

      April 25, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      I commented before reading your comments. We have the same opinion. The support we get from our extended family is very phenomenal.
      Most of us grow up knowing that life is not a bed of roses, so we tend to handle life better when things are not going well.

    • Anon

      April 26, 2015 at 4:48 am

      Actually Greenland then South Korea have the highest rates of suicide. Look it up

  4. Habib

    April 25, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    The people who rate these are fool and enemy of Africa. Why is it that majority of those unhappy are Africans and the Happy ones are the Europeans. This same Europeans live lonely and Africans are knw to be d most Jovial and family keeping, so I wonder how they are happy ………..

  5. Babym

    April 25, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Na lie jooor! I think nigerians have to be the happiest ppl in d world. With all d hard life that we face, a naija person can have the week drom hell, no light, no fuel, broken down car, untold woe in traffic, shcool fees looming, no meat inside gala e.t.c but come saturday! When we tie that gele and give u the best shoki at a wedding, u will never believe d kind of week d person had. That is true happiness! 🙂

  6. @edDREAMZ

    April 25, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Nigeria should have been on that list nw….

  7. Pweety Cathe

    April 25, 2015 at 9:45 pm


  8. faith

    April 25, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Then why do I feel so unhappy? I’m like that unmade bed, the long hours in a Saturday, the tinny sad tune of la vie en rose of a ballerina in a box.. The sadness keeps on moving round in circles. #sighs.
    Every now and then, after being so happy.. I just launch into this bout of depression. I’m tired… deeply tired. I just want to be happy again.

    • Babym

      April 26, 2015 at 9:13 am

      Ha its ok my dear, it shall be well with you. Maybe you shld consider speaking to someone about how u have been feeling. God will give u a reason to be happy. Hugs

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