Mauritius island has been ranked second in Africa in the World Happiness Report compiled by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations.
The report released on March 20, 2016 showed that Algeria had the happiest population in Africa, while Denmark had the happiest population globally.
The 2016 edition of the World Happiness Report is the fourth attempt to quantify the population’s happiness, to create more healthy and effective societies. The first edition was published by the UN in 2012.
In the 2016 edition, only six African countries were ranked among the top 100. Algeria came in first (38 globally) ahead of Mauritius (66), Libya (67), Somalia (76), Somaliland (97) and Tunisia (98).