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Namibia ranked as 113th happiest country in the world

Out of the 156 countries in the world, Namibia was ranked the 113th world’s happiest coutry by the United Nations World Happiness Report for 2019.

Corruption was one of the main factors that Namibians were not happy about and the results also showed that Namibians were very generous people. In 2018 Namibia was ranked as the 119th happiest country in the world and 11th in Africa.

Countries such as Mauritius, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Benin, Congo, Gabon, South Africa, Senegal and Somalia all ranked higher than Namibia in terms of happiness.

The criteria for choosing the world’s happiest nation is based on income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust and generosity. The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness that ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. This year’s World Happiness Report focuses on happiness and the community: how happiness has evolved over the past dozen years, with a focus on the technologies, social norms, conflicts and government policies that have driven those changes

The report took a look at what governments do and how that affects the happiness of its citizens. “The links between the government and happiness operate in both direction, what governments do affects happiness, and in turn the happiness of citizens in most countries determines what kind of governments they support.

Another factor also considered to measure how happy nations are was how generous citizens were among each other. The report also examined happiness and digital technology and looks at the consequences of digital use, and especially social media, for the happiness of users.

People in South Sudan are the most unhappy with their lives, according to the survey of 156 countries, followed by Central African Republic (155), Afghanistan (154), Tanzania (153) and Rwanda (152). Finland was ranked the world’s happiest country.

According to the report overall world happiness has fallen over the past few years. There has also been an increase of negative emotions, which were also measured and include worry, sadness and anger.

The rankings of the world’s happiest countries came from an analysis of data from surveys in 156 countries, including the Gallup World Poll starting in 2005-2006.

Shona Ngava
Shona Ngavahttps://unwrap.online
Shona Ngava is a music journalist, educator, and blogger who aims to share more insight on how music impacts the average listener. He has worked previously for the Namibian Sun as a journalist and has done countless reviews of many albums and singles focusing specifically on the Namibian music scene. He is the host of the only show on radio that is dedicated to album reviews and music critiquing in Namibia. He works at the community radio station of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) called NUST FM. He is currently the Programming and Music Director the radio station and is responsible finding the right music for the station and audio and radio production at NUST FM. Shona Ngava has 5 years experience within the print and broadcasting industries and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communications Technology. He is passionate about the entertainment industry and elevating and taking it to better heights. He believes in equal treatment of artists and making sure their stories are told all the time every time hence he is a contributor for unwrap.online. Besides Journalism, Shona Ngava's other interests lie in artist management, social media marketing and talent management and brand management.


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