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Togo ranked as the saddest nation on earth

2015-05-03 15:00

Togo is the world’s unhappiest country, followed by Burundi, Benin, Rwanda and Syria, which is ravaged by a civil war.

And Switzerland is the happiest, according to a new survey.

The BBC reported that the land of clocks and chocolates topped the third annual World Happiness Report produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, an initiative of the UN.

It was closely followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada.

The survey was released on the eve of presidential elections in Togo, where the Gnassingbé family has been in power for 48 years.

The study bases its rankings on data from the Gallup World Poll and takes into account variables such as the real GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy, corruption levels and social freedoms. – Staff reporter

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