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Nigeria is the 11th happiest country of 40 African countries surveyed as of 2024 and 102nd in the world
Nigeria has ranked the 102nd happiest country of 143 countries surveyed globally as of 2024; it ranked 11th of 40 African countries.​ ​​ ​Libya ranked 66th globally and 1st in Africa, followed by Mauritius and South Africa in 70th and 83rd positions, respectively. The World Happiness Report ranks happiness based on GDP per capita, life expectancy, generosity, social support, freedom, and corruption.

Only 3 African countries had 100% access to electricity as of 2021
Only 8% of South Sudan's population had access to electricity as of 2021, representing Africa's lowest percentage. Although eight countries boasted between 90% and 100% access to electricity, more than 50% of the population of 24 other countries were without electricity.

Chad and Nigeria had the lowest life expectancies in Africa as of 2023
The African countries with the highest life expectancies as of 2023 are: Algeria - 77 years, Tunisia - 77 years, Cape Verde - 77 years, Mauritius - 76 years. The African countries with the lowest life expectancies: Central African Republic - 55 years, Lesotho - 55 years, Nigeria - 54 years, Chad - 54 years.

Top African countries by the economic impact of the six-hour Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp outage on October 4, 2021
The massive six-hour outage that took down Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp on October 4, 2021, is estimated to have cost Nigeria more than any other African country. Here are the top 20 most affected African countries.

Top African countries by citizens issued Canadian Study Permits in H1 2021
More Nigerians have been issued Canadian Study Permits than any other African citizen in the first half of 2021. Here are the top 10 African countries by citizens issued Canadian Study Permits in H1 2021.

Top 10 African countries by maritime merchandise trade in 2020
According to UNCTAD, most developing countries move more than 80% of their internationally-traded goods by sea. In Africa, Nigeria had the most maritime merchandise trade in 2020.

Crimes against journalists: Top 20 African countries by number of deaths since 1992
Since 1992, 265 journalists have reportedly been killed in 51 African countries. On this year's International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, here are the top 20 African countries with the most crimes against journalists by the number of deaths.

Top African countries by chocolate export value in 2020
On 2020's World Chocolate Day, an annual celebration of chocolate, we look at the top 12 African countries with the highest chocolate export value in 2020 -- a combined $421.43m.

Africa's top oil-producing countries by capacity as of June 2021
Despite the drop in production over the past decade, Nigeria remains Africa's largest oil-producing country. According to data from Trading Economics, it ranked 15th among the world's oil-producing countries as of June 2021. Here are the largest oil-producing countries in Africa:

Africa's 20 least peaceful countries by their Global Peace Index 2021 score
According to the Global Peace Index 2021, South Sudan, Somalia, and DR Congo are Africa's least peaceful countries. As the world observes The International Day of Peace 2021, we present the continent's 20 least peaceful countries by their Global Peace Index 2021 score.

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