Botswana again amongst the world’s unhappiest countries – report

The report is based on self-reported data from people surveyed in each country PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
The report is based on self-reported data from people surveyed in each country PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

FRANCISTOWN: The 2024 World Happiness Report (WHR) shows that Botswana is one of the unhappiest countries in the world having fallen five places from the previous year rankings.

In 2023, Botswana was ranked 132 in the WHR out of 143 countries in the world but is now ranked 137 out of 143 countries in the world happiest (unhappiest) countries, 2024, in the world.

Botswana ranks below countries that were plagued by coups in Africa such as Mali (109), Chad (113) and Mali (122) in the WHR of 2024. Finland is still the happiest place on Earth — but Britain and the US have both become more miserable, according to a global review.


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