The survey didnt cover some countries facing serious political and humanitarian problems, including Burundi, Somalia, and Sudan.
In Africa Rwanda, Tanzania, South Sudan and the Central African Republic reported happiness levels below that of even war-torn Syria
At the beginning of this year, the list of Africas top longest serving leaders looked like this: Dos Santos, Obiang Nguema, Mugabe, Biya, and Sassou Nguesso. Two of those men have since gone.
The data is worrying: since the 1970s, the amount of human displacement due to natural disasters has doubled.
In the ease of doing business global rankings, Mauritius is in 25thplace, followed by Rwanda (41), and Kenya (80) as the Sub-Saharan Africas top ranked economies.