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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 ten cocoa-producing countries in the world in 2020
In 2020, 5.2 million metric tons of cocoa were produced globally, with four African countries — Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, and Cameroon — accounting for 68% of the produce.

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 number of citizens studying in the US in 2020
As of 2020, more Nigerians were studying in the US than Ghanaians, Kenyans, Ethiopians, and South Africans combined. Here are the number of international students from Africa who were studying in the US in 2020.

Top African countries by medals won at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Since Nigeria's first attendance at the Olympic games, the country has won a total of 27 medals; 3 gold, 11 silver and 13 bronze medals. Following the just concluded Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games, we look at the African countries by Olympic medals won in the 2021 Tokyo Olympic games.

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.

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.

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