Zim among least five happiest nations globally

Staff Writer

ZIMBABWE has been ranked among the unhappiest countries in the world, some four years into President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ‘New Dispensation’.

This is according to a so-called World Happiness report released ahead of the United Nations-designated International Day of Happiness on Sunday.

The annual report ranked Zimbabwe 144 out of 146 countries with Finland the happiest country in the world.

Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and the Netherlands make up the rest of the top five.

Researchers ranked the countries after analysing data over three years.

They looked at several categories including gross domestic product per capita, social safety nets, life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity of the population, and perceptions of internal and external corruption levels.

The top 5 were all European countries:






The bottom 5 countries:

142. Botswana

143. Rwanda

144. Zimbabwe

145. Lebanon

146. Afghanistan

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