According to the report, Uganda was 2oth well above fellow East African nations Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi that were ranked 22nd, 39th, 40th and 41st respectively. Fedinanda Kavuu Nzau, 29, who has been working in the Gulf nation died after the car she was traveling in together with her employer’s son crashed. medianet_height = "250"; In capital cities rankings, the cities were ranked based on how positively their residents evaluate their lives on average and how positively they evaluate their expected future.Nairobi tops African cities at position 56 on future life evaluation but ranked 139 generally. Kenya is closely followed by Uganda ranking at 126, 4.432 out of 10. Kenyans Have been ranked the happiest people in East Africa, the latest World Happiness study has revealed. The report prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the … In a proclamation detailing the move, Trump noted that COVID-19 ‘continues to significantly disrupt Americans’ livelihoods.’. Kenyan broadcaster Pulse Live said the report also conducted by the Earth Institute of Columbia University also ranked cities according to how positively citizens evaluate their lives on average and how positively citizens evaluate their future. Then around 9.30pm, the sound of gunfire reverberated inside the station. The list of 156 countries saw the East Africa region at the tail end of the ranking with Kenya leading the happiness pack in the region ranking at 120, 4 583 out of the possible 10. Other than the firearm being taken for ballistic examination, Simwa’s cell phone will also be subjected to forensic examination. The boy and the driver of the vehicle also perished in the accident that happened on Tuesday, December 29th. The island country is followed by crisis-torn Libya, Algeria, and Morocco. But believe it or not Mauritius is listed as the happiest country in Africa listed as 66th happiest country Mauritius is a Country in East Africa Mauritius, a volcanic island nation in the Indian Ocean, is known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. He disarmed the suspect and placed him in custody before Sgt Maundu reported the shooting to his seniors,” Cpl Odhiambo told Ms Kamau when he pleaded to have the suspect detained for eight days. “I had to edit this…She is our family member as soon as the boss posted… We got the message Called n cleared everything…She will be brought back home on Friday… Same day she was to come…Rem us in your prayers,” Mary Ann wrote in a Facebook group notifying other Kenyans in Saudi Arabia. The unhappiest nation in East Africa is Rwanda ranking at 150 with a score of 3.312. In terms of the happiest people in the world, it’s people from Switzerland. Angola scooped the number one position as Africa’s happiest country, followed by Mauritius and Algeria. According to a relative, the deceased was about to travel back home on January 1st. The countries above all make up the top 5 most Happiest Countries in Africa. Last year Nigeria was ranked sixth happiest country in Africa. Mauritius is the happiest country on the continent, being 57th on the world list. Rwanda is still recovering from its dark history of genocide. She ordered the suspect to be detained at Gigiri Police Station until January 7, 2021 when he will be produced in court. The officer is accused of fatally shooting Simwa using an AK-47 rifle at the parking bay of Nyari Police Patrol Base within Westlands sub-county, Nairobi. On Friday.”. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. None of African countries could get into the top 50 happiest countries. Kenya is East Africa’s happiest country according to the latest World Happiness Report. Ten spent cartridges which Sgt Maundu recovered from the scene which will be subjected to ballistic examination alongside the AK-47 rifle which had been issued to the suspect when he was dispatched for night duties. Countries that are the least happiest include Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Central African Republic and South Sudan. Finland was once again crowned as the world’s happiest country for the third year running, extending its lead over Denmark and Switzerland. Uganda comes second at position 126, as Burundi is third at position 140, Tanzania (148) and Rwanda (150) while Sudan is the worst ranked in the region. But believe it or not Mauritius is listed as the happiest country in Africa listed as 66th happiest country. Ranked at 76 globally in the 2015 World Happiness Report released by the United Nations on Thursday, Somalia is the happiest country in the region, followed by Kenya at 122. The restriction was set to expire on December 31st, 2020 before Trump issued a new proclamation extending the freeze by three months to March 31st. According to the 2020 UN report, Kenya is ranked at position 121 out of 153 countries assessed. “Sgt Maundu found APC Mokamba at the scene looking confused and shaken. The original freeze on various types of foreign work visas was ordered by Trump through two proclamations dated April 22nd and June 22nd last year. medianet_width = "300"; The Top 10 Happiest African Nations. Kenyans Have been ranked the happiest people in East Africa, the latest World Happiness study has revealed.The study says Kenyans are more positive and hopeful than citizens of the other countries in the region. The unhappiest nation in East Africa is Rwanda ranking at 150 with a score of 3.312. To measure happiness in each country a survey is conducted based on six parameters; the Gross Domestic Product, social support, healthy life and expectancy at birth, freedom to make life choices, generosity and perceptions of corruption. “The family of the deceased needs to identify the body for an autopsy to be carried out,” said Cpl Odhiambo. The unhappiest nation in East Africa is Rwanda ranking at 150 with a score of 3.312. Copyright © 2020 Kenya Satellite News Network Mauritius is on the top of the list of happiest nations in Africa followed by Nigeria and Cameroon, according to the 7th World Happiness Report. Administration Police Constable Edgar Mokamba appeared before Milimani Law Courts Senior Deputy registrar Ms Jane Kamau on allegations of shooting dead Zachary Makuto Simwa on December 30, 2020. The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China. Namibia, in southwest Africa, is ranked at 113 on the list of the world's happiest countries. Screen Shot 2015-08-09 at 10.08.41 PM.png When Sgt Maundu peeped inside the vehicle, he saw blood oozing from Simwa’s cheek. Denmark overtook Switzerland as the world’s happiest place, in the report prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University which showed Syria, Afghanistan and eight sub-Saharan Africa countries as the 10 least happy … A Kenyan woman died in a grisly road accident in Saudi Arabia just days before she was due to  fly back home. The new development comes with just 20 days before President elect Joe Biden is sworn-in on January 20th. Burundi in east Africa, scarred by bouts of ethnic cleansing, civil wars and coup attempts, is the unhappiest place in the world. Kenya has been ranked as the happiest country in East Africa, according to a report released today. Station Magazine understands that Africa’s giant, Nigeria also moved up in this year’s ranking to clinch the fifth position despite all the turmoils happening in the country. Kenya posed at the 122 spot. Top 20 Happiest Countries in Africa, 2019. Required fields are marked *. A majority of US tech companies rely on the visa to hire thousands of workers each year mainly from India and China. Police need time to conclude investigations before formally charging the suspect with murder,” Ms Kamau said. According to the report, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Central African Republic, and South Sudan, are the five countries on the bottom of the […] “Hello family…We have lost one of us through road accident. While the November overall unemployment rate in the United States of 6.7 percent reflects a marked decline from its April high, there were still 9,834,000 fewer seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in November than in February of 2020,” Trump said in his proclamation. Rwanda is still recovering from its dark history of genocide. The study says Kenyans are more positive and hopeful than citizens of the other countries in the region. This research was carried out by World Happiness Council which has been mandated by the United Nations to carry out the yearly assessment of how citizens feel about the state of affairs in their respective countries. The report focuses on happiness and the community with a focus on the technologies, social norms, conflicts, and government policies. Upon completion of the interrogation and processing of the suspect, a murder case will be filed against the accused (Mokamba). All Rights Reserved. Death Announcement: Dr James G Njeng’ere of Mobile, Alabama, Myra Anubi, a Kenyan journalist who lives in London is recovering from coronavirus, Your email address will not be published. Kenya is closely followed by Uganda ranking at 126, 4.432 out of 10. This comes as no surprise as the country is noted for its peaceful governance and people. He was his friend,” Ms Jane Kamau, a senior deputy registrar at Milimani Law Courts, heard. It is first in the EAC bloc, where Mogadishu comes second with 98, Dar es Salaam (138), Kigali (156) and Juba (169).On positive effect, Mogadishu beats Nairobi to first in Africa.The World Happiness study is conducted every year by the Earth Institute of Columbia University. Libya (72nd) The 2019 World Happiness Report has ranked Kenya the happiest nations in East Africa at position 121 way ahead of its neighbours Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and South Sudan. The investigating officer, Corporal Charles Odhiambo, told the court that it was then that the officer in charge of Nyari Patrol Base, Sgt Solomon Maundu, arrived at the scene. The family says they learnt about their kin’s demise through a WhatsApp group following an earlier appeal to notify them as there was no contact in her phone to reach them. The 7th World Happiness Report is out. Somalis are happier than Kenyans, in spite of having endured war for more than two decades, a new report shows. In her ruling, Ms Kamau allowed the police request and directed the suspect to be detained for six days. All rights reserved, Please visit the official Government information portal for Coronavirus by clicking HERE. medianet_versionId = "3111299"; How you can move to Canada as Permanent Resident through Foreign Workers Pilot Programme, CHECK YOUR LUCK: Results for Green Card Lottery 2020 are out! In the 1990s a civil war between the Hutus and Tutsis, led to a bloodbath with the mass killing of between 500,000 and a million Rwandans. The happiest country in the world is officially Finland, the Northern European nation with 5.5 million people. Top in Africa are Libyans who are the happiest but ranked at position 80 globally followed by Ivory Coast citizens (85), Benin citizens (86), Congolese (88) and Ghanaians (91).Nigerians (115) who ranked highly in 2019 happiest country index, lost their place to other West African countries such as Ivory Coast and Ghana. medianet_crid = "374599502"; Good luck, USCIS Announces Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Opportunities, Here are the various different ways to obtain a US Green Card (Permanent Residency), Shock as Kenyan woman found dead in her car in Atlanta, Kenyan man deported from the US on arrival at the airport, seeks help to reunite with his Patients, Kenyan woman in Diaspora told to shut up over her “life abroad is hell” comments, Announcement to DV-2019 Winners: You have until September 30th to secure a Green Card Interview and Visa. Finland retained its top position globally, with Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland and Norway following in that order.The rankings are based on several parameters, including social support, Gross Domestic Product, per capita income, life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity and perception on corruption. The happiest nation was Finland with a score of 7.809. Kenya is the happiest country in East and Central Africa, a new report by the United Nations says. Uganda comes second […] US President Donald Trump has issued a fresh directive extending an earlier ban on H-1B visas, green cards, and other types of foreign work visas by three months. Along with Israel, the United Arab Emirates is the only country in the Middle East or North Africa to rank among the happiest in the world. Cpl Odhiambo urged the magistrate to direct the suspect to be detained at the Gigiri Police Station for eight days to assist in completion of investigations and recording of witness statements from persons within and without. President-elect Joe Biden has promised to undo many of Trump’s actions but it is unclear how quickly and even to what extent. It was sixth globally when it comes to generosity, topping even the countries that were rated happiest, such as Finland and United Kingdom.Kenya is also the place to be if you want to live longer in East Africa, as data shows it ranks higher compared to Tanzania and Uganda, ranking at number 111 out of the 156 countries that were surveyed. Also affected are people going to the US on green cards to work or reunite with family. Kenyans are the happiest people in East Africa, this is according to the recent World Happiness study by World Happiness Council. Kenyans Have been ranked the happiest people in East Africa, the latest World Happiness study has revealed.The study says Kenyans are more positive and hopeful than citizens of the other countries in the region. © 2021 Independent Online and affiliated companies. In the 1990s a civil war between the Hutus and Tutsis, led to a bloodbath with the mass killing of between 500,000 and a million Rwandans. Special Offer: Own one starting at Ksh 3.7M, Kenyan journalist sells Dusit photos at Sh50,000 each, PHOTOS: Joho, Kabogo catch handshake fever in push for ‘national unity’. The list of 156 countries saw the East Africa region at the tail end of the ranking with Kenya leading the happiness pack in the region ranking at 120, 4 583 out of the possible 10. According to the 2020 UN report, Kenya is ranked at position 121 out of 153 countries assessed. He was later joined by APC Mokamba who had been on night patrol. In East Africa, Kenya ranks as the happiest nation ahead of Uganda (126), Burundi (140), Tanzania (148), Rwanda (150) and South Sudan (152). Denmark ranks as the world's happiest country, while Burundi comes in last, according to the fourth iteration of the "World Happiness Report." Your email address will not be published. The happiest nation was Finland with a score of  7.809. And an even bigger surprise, another country torn apart by the crisis, Somalia is the fifth happiest country in Africa ahead of Nigeria and South Africa that ranked 7th. Mauritius, a volcanic island nation in the Indian Ocean, is known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. The youngest African nation was ranked last at number 156. In what was a rather curious absence, there was no room for Africa’s most populous country and largest economy, Nigeria, on the rankings. Kudos to Kenya as they are ranked the happiest people in East Africa according to the recent world happiness study. 1. According to the third annual World Happiness index, calculated as a result of the extensive survey, the happiest people in Africa live in Libya. The country has witnessed remarkable economic growth in the past years. Urging the court to detain the suspect for eight days, Cpl Odhiambo said he will escort him to the Mathari National Training and Referral Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. She was to travel. ... At the other end of the rankings, Burundi, a landlocked country in East Africa, came at the bottom of the list among 156 countries. Other countries that made it to the list are Benin, Congo, Libya and Nigeria. Mauritius is a Country in East Africa. GDP per capita, social support, life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, the extent of generosity, and freedom from corruption are the parameters the UN used to rank 156 countries. Mauritius (57th) 2. They would now have to wait at least till the end of March before approaching the US diplomatic missions to get stamping. Top 10 happiest countries in Asia. On the said day, it is alleged that the suspect and Simwa began chewing miraa inside the vehicle. Below are the top ten happiest countries in Africa: Mauritius. “I note that the suspect was arrested on December 30, 2020. According to analysts, the decision affects a large number of Indian IT professionals and many US and Indian companies who were issued H-1B visas for the fiscal year 2021 which began on October 1st. Kenya posed at the 122 spot. Libya, torn by conflict, is surprisingly ranked third, ahead of Morocco. Cape Town - At least ten countries in East Africa have been labelled the most unhappiest nations in the world, this is according to the United Nations 2020 World  Happiness report. Kenyans Have been ranked the happiest people in East Africa, the latest World Happiness study has revealed. A police officer who allegedly shot a trader 10 times, killing him on the spot at a police station in Nairobi, will usher in the New Year in custody. The list of 156 countries saw the East Africa region at the tail end of the ranking with Kenya leading the happiness pack in the region ranking at 120, 4 583 out of the possible 10. It would also impact a large number of Indian IT professionals who are seeking renewal of their H-1B visas. “The freeze is aimed at protecting American workers from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the US labor market,” said a statement from White House. According to the 2020 UN report, Kenya is ranked at position 121 out of 153 countries assessed. She together with the driver and the boss son lost their lives…Pray for her family. The perceptions of corruption in the Mauritius are low. The UN report said the survey is nationally representative of the resident population aged 15 and above in each country. Algeria happily leads the rest of Africa, followed by Mauritius. 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