South Sudan Neither Poor Nor Happy/Unhappy

The poorest countries in the world might not be as obvious as you may have assumed. However, if you figured that every country that is listed as one of the poorest countries in the world is also a third world country, or a nation with a public debt problem, then you are not that far from the truth. [See list below in this post…]

While there are instances in which the two overlap, it is not fair to automatically assume that all of the poorest countries in the world are also underdeveloped.

This is mostly due to the negative connotations associated with countries classified as third world nations.

On July 12th 2019, news went viral that Minister of Information Micheal Makuei Lueth said, “South Sudan is the happiest country in the world, whether you like it or not, we are happy!”

On 25th of August it was seen on media again that South Sudan was named poorest country in the world with GDP per capita US $228 while Luxembourg became the richest country in the world with a GDP per capita of US $105,803.

South Sudan has always been described with bad names and scariest things which are mere lies designed for its downfall. War has tightened situation in the country but then who connects it?

UN reports are mainly to destruct South Sudan and its citizens. ‘South Sudan MOST poorest country in the world’ is merely a white lie! South Sudan is naturally gifted and you all know how rich it is to have minerals.

According to the news outlet, USA Today, the top twenty five poorest countries in the world are…


  1. Liberia (GNI per capita: $710)
  2. The Central African Republic (GNI per capita: $730)
  3. Burundi (GNI per capita: $770)
  4. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (GNI per capita: $870)
  5. Niger (GNI per capita: $990)
  6. Malawi (GNI per capita: $1,180)
  7. Mozambique (GNI per capita: $1,200)
  8. Sierra Leone (GNI per capita: $1,480)
  9. Madagascar (GNI per capita: $1,510)
  10. Comoros (GNI per capita: $1,570)
  11. Togo (GNI per capita: $1,620)
  12. The Gambia (GNI per capita: $1,700)
  13. Guinea-Bissau (GNI per capita: $1,700)
  14. Burkina Faso (GNI per capita: $1,810)
  15. Uganda (GNI per capita: $1,820)
  16. Haiti (GNI per capita: $1,830)
  17. Zimbabwe (GNI per capita: $1,850)
  18. Ethiopia (GNI per capita: $1,890)
  19. Chad (GNI per capita: $1,920)
  20. Rwanda (GNI per capita: $1,990)
  21. Afghanistan (GNI per capita: $2,000)
  22. Mali (GNI per capita: $2,160)
  23. Guinea (GNI per capita: $2,180)
  24. Benin (GNI per capita: $2,260)
  25. The Solomon Islands (GNI per capita: $2,270)


To show that being one of the poorest countries on Earth does correlate very significantly with the likelihood of being an underdeveloped nation, here is a list of countries that are considered to be third-world places around the world…

The only country that did not make it onto both lists is the African country of Zimbabwe.

All the other twenty-four poorest countries are also third world countries, which goes to show that the two characteristics do have some common ground between them.

If you think about it, money is not everything but it does allow for a basic level of upkeep.

As unfortunate as it is, everything in the world needs money in order to uphold a certain level of care and maintenance.

Opinion and collective research by Ayii Akol