Sierra Leone has been ranked 8th among the top 10 happiest countries in West Africa, according to the latest World Happiness Report.

The latest World Happiness Report was released to mark the UN’s World Happiness Day. According to the report, no African country made it to the top 10 or 50 with the first African country coming in at number 57.

Data for these eight categories are collected separately by various research bodies who use mediums such as social media and individual assessments to critically put together the scores and ranking.

Out of the world’s 195 countries, the 2019 World’s Happiness Report ranked 156 countries.

The latest report features 7 west African countries in the top 20 happiest countries in Africa. Nigeria remains the happiest country in west Africa and in the world it ranks 87 out of 156 countries on the list. The second happiest country in west Africa is Ghana,. they are closely followed by Senegal, Niger, Burkina Faso. Sierra Leone ranks 8 in West Africa and 129 in the world.

Check out the rankings below:

1. Nigeria (85th)

2. Ghana (98th)

3. Senegal (111th)

4. Niger (114th)

5. Burkina Faso (115th)

6. Guinea (118th)

7. Gambia (120th)

8. Sierra Leone (129th)

9. Togo (139th)

10. Liberia (141st)

*World ranking in bracket.