The life of the super-rich in Central Africa | DW Documentary

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Many millionaires live in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the world's poorest countries. This film depicts some of those who have made fortunes amid the chaos, including musicians, mining bosses, entrepreneurs and preachers.
The DRC is rich in raw materials, but only a few profit from its natural resources. While 60% of Congo's inhabitants live on less than $1.25 per day, businessmen, artists, former rebel leaders and evangelists are reaping the rewards of economic growth. In the capital, Kinshasa, these new rich live in safe and luxurious enclaves, while children toil in coltan mines in the eastern part of the country.
Fally Ipupa has made his money with music. Others rely on their business acumen, like Patricia Nzolantima, who founded a taxi company and aims to give more opportunities to women.
With 3,000 mine workers, Cooperamma is the largest employer in North Kivu, in the east of the DRC. Managing director Robert Seninga says his coltan mines are extremely well-run, yet safety standards are poor. Coltan, a globally coveted mineral, is used in cell phones and other devices. It’s both a blessing and a curse for the Congo. It makes some rich, but for others it means death. The region still suffers from ethnic and factional conflicts, with money from illegal coltan smuggling financing new violence. It’s a vicious cycle.
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Estella Mitchell
Estella Mitchell 7 minutter siden
Dominique Khonde is a monster. He is poisoning his followers and I hope eventually he is stopped. Its heartbreaking that so many blindly follow this horrible excuse for a human being. I wonder how many he's killed so far. I paused this at 41 mins in to post this cause I'm just in shock someone could be so horrible. I guess I shouldn't be shocked anymore as there are so many others out there who've done horrible things and would do this too in a heartbeat. Its sad the world we live in ;(
L U S 27 minutter siden
Sad thing is DRC is rich enough to feed its people even if some leaders are getting rich behind their back. Just a bit of compassion for their people could put DRC amongst the wealthiest countries in the world!!!! 💔💔💔
Greasetown original
Greasetown original 32 minutter siden
Black lives matter??? Not when your rich!!! This world is sad and disgusting!
Muhammad Sufi
Muhammad Sufi 39 minutter siden
Gasoline lemon juice for followers 😂😂🤣🤣🤣
Muhammad Sufi
Muhammad Sufi 49 minutter siden
I love the entrepreneur that want to build hydro generator. I also want to make my nuclear power plant one days in Malaysia.
Justin Dancer
Justin Dancer 50 minutter siden
Marie Massari
Marie Massari 59 minutter siden
33:22 mark guy wears a illuminati shirt 🤔
Lynne Turner
Lynne Turner Time siden
Poverty, greed, rich people enslaving poor people. Poor people want to be rich, what a vicious cycle. Why can't we all just have enough?
Shaun Cameron
Shaun Cameron 13 minutter siden
And what's wrong with that?
Abeja Reina
Abeja Reina Time siden
That was Dope! Mega Informative!
Cavana Cavana
Cavana Cavana Time siden
Beware of false prophet
Brian Dunn
Brian Dunn Time siden
Ridiculous how singers make millionaires and don’t deserve it like the people really making a change. Scientist ,doctors and teachers deserve money not people who are in the sport or music industry.
Shaun Cameron
Shaun Cameron 11 minutter siden
According to who? Take that issue up with the government since the government is responsible for the scientist, doctor and teacher's salaries.
J Taylor
J Taylor 2 timer siden
Buys macs. ... ok
Ge Te
Ge Te 2 timer siden
Almost like indonesia
Marshet Girma
Marshet Girma 2 timer siden
It is hard to believe for most non- Africans but DW, All Jazeera , BBC etc don't necessarily tell you the real truth. The way they slice and dice African stories is believable for those of you looking these films. All ways go back and read African and black writers in the diaspora. It saddens me how these outlets can depict the truth but they still want to show sensationalism. So take everything from DW with a grain of salt nothing is black and white it is all pretty much grey.
Most Wanted Gaming
Most Wanted Gaming 2 timer siden
I could never live a lavish lifestyle and watch 20 feet away from me people suffer and struggle for food.
Robear Taniwha
Robear Taniwha 3 timer siden
The UN criminal organisation
Yakuba Conteh
Yakuba Conteh 4 timer siden
Fake Prophet stop stealing poor people's money💰😠😠
Shaun 4 timer siden
Central Republic of congo can do better.
Ravi Appu
Ravi Appu 4 timer siden
Doctors rip 😂😂😂😂
Snowflake1 Ilove
Snowflake1 Ilove 4 timer siden
How does he drive by this neighborhoods every morning and not feel compelled to do something for anyone other than himself? Politicians 🤦🏾‍♀️
andrei polizache
andrei polizache 4 timer siden
'''The Juice''...:))
Hugo Ritz
Hugo Ritz 4 timer siden
Watching this documentary, I just realize that, neither a devil can be so cruel with own similitaries.
Jennifer Bowen
Jennifer Bowen 5 timer siden
soo blacks in africa act like white peopel over here but were racists loll.....
Hibaq Isak
Hibaq Isak 5 timer siden
im so traumatized w this prophet guy sellin these “miracle juices” w gasoline, like thats so inhumane. People really do crazy things for money.
Justin 5 timer siden
Too many rich ppl to cant help the poor
Phila Ndhlovu
Phila Ndhlovu 5 timer siden
I'm so disgusted by the fake prophet 🤢. Telling people to stop going to the doctor and selling them lemon flavored gasoline. What a sick, evil person 🤮
Marco Viti
Marco Viti 5 timer siden
I live in Miami, South Florida in United States. I do a little export with Latin America (Forklifts, Backhoes and Bobcat) but Business has been extremely slow (even before the pandemic). Been wondering for a long time to find a new route and visit West Africa once this nonsense has gone away. In Miami there is an ocean of used equipment. What's is truly missing in the West African Market or in Congo for that matter? What does Gongo import from United States ? miamif786 @ yahoo dot com
Chris Rebirth
Chris Rebirth 5 timer siden
DWTv, I couldn’t help but to imagine how much effort you guys got to put in to make this videos. To some, it’s just a 50 minutes video, but there’s more to it than the eyes met. Kudos
Diana Prince
Diana Prince 5 timer siden
I learned something new. I had no idea all this was going on here specifically the rich living so close to the improvised. I’m aware of the corrupt government. I’m proud of the female cab company it’s a great business and will inspire more generations of women to get an education abroad and come back to create jobs and infrastructure there. It makes me sad that the poor are exploited by politicians and false prophets who make promises just to make themselves rich and keep the poor where they are for generations to come.
Edgar Otieno
Edgar Otieno 5 timer siden
Female police officers confused.
James Radova
James Radova 5 timer siden
Hope a wonderful documentary like this inspires black people suffering in America to escape the eternal, never ending systemic racism and return home. So much potential awaits and its only right black people should invest in and develop it before neo Colonial powers re-establish dominance. Do not even mention Europe where I live, we can kill blacks here at will and cops never even take a report, you dont know. that from your media but its open season on black people.. Mother Africa calls to her children to return to a loving and free home!
i K.
i K. 6 timer siden
whats in that juice im thirsty now
Otocinclus Catfish
Otocinclus Catfish 6 timer siden
This DW video was brought to you by Toyota. Let's go places.
Valencia 6 timer siden
I wish every whining BLM activist and their supporters could see this documentary so that they can stop screaming about race when that is far from the issue. Yep, I said it.
jk Emmanuel
jk Emmanuel 6 timer siden
As an African I have been in Congo several times, these guys are so cruel you can't even go to police if you get robbed.
Swxvy 1
Swxvy 1 6 timer siden
It took me out how close the rich asf neighborhood was to the super poor they could literally see the lambo and the mansions omg
Natasha Saeed
Natasha Saeed 7 timer siden
So interesting idea to put out there. Marie, the bread seller, makes £18 a day. That’s €504 each month. Now using the 25% rule she should be saving up £126 a month for her future business. Now let’s say she’s serious and ready for a proper bread shop. I checked, a location like that would cost her £1000 a month. That means her start up cost would be about £10000. Now if she goes completely out of pocket, it would take her over 6.5 years to save up. But let’s say there’s a charitable loaning sector. Saving up for a year would put her at 15% of her loan down. Her loan would probably be at a flat 25% interest, meaning she’d have to pay off £10625 as soon as possible. Let’s say the shop makes 10 times the amount of profit she makes now. That’s £5040 a month. If we subtract the rent of the shop and then apply again the 25% rule, in a 11 months she’d pay of her debt. And she’d have a monthly income of £3030, almost the amount the couple makes a month that lives in the high end apartment.
Abcflc 7 timer siden
The real pandemic is the capitalistic mindset- poisoning everyone into this pyramid of classes. Pathetic.
Shaun Cameron
Shaun Cameron 8 minutter siden
stalin1909 7 timer siden
And Yet some will come and blame Marx for saying:Opium of the Masses . you’ve just witnessed it .Exploitation to the core .the DRC needs one thing , and one thing only :Justice .
bofa joel
bofa joel 7 timer siden
Congo 🇨🇩 is very rich .
Willie Itson
Willie Itson 7 timer siden
Queen N'zinga of the congo .This Sister fought 3 white nation at the same time and died in her sleep in her bed.
Davies Wambwa
Davies Wambwa 7 timer siden
This is Africa.
DJ Holliday
DJ Holliday 7 timer siden
I am horrified to see this evil false prophet, who is PROFITING, off the Congolese people. He will go straight to hell for misleading God's poorest people. Prayers for the Congolese.
Acheri Augustino
Acheri Augustino 7 timer siden
The West is behind all the suffering in DRC, why do you want to change narratives you better leave them in peace and there won't exist any poor person. Is what you have taken and still taking not enough?
The Asomasi Podcast
The Asomasi Podcast 7 timer siden
Why not begin from 1900 to give a better perspective?
Just Moi
Just Moi 8 timer siden
WHO CARES about the super rich? Greedy Sociopaths
vipan puri
vipan puri 8 timer siden
Rich is poor from the heart & poor is rich from the heart even offer own food to poor round the world
Andril A Chakraborty
Andril A Chakraborty 8 timer siden
Wow the bread seller is the real Millionaire here
Steve Vastakis
Steve Vastakis 8 timer siden
don't smoke no butts whiles drinkin da juice.....just sayin
Samuel Anderson
Samuel Anderson 8 timer siden
Buy, drink, believe, and bring in at least one other person. Rinse, repeat!
Jemutai Rutto
Jemutai Rutto 8 timer siden
I am appalled by the audacity of that preacher who is using Gods name to enrich himself while poisoning half the population.
George Leonard
George Leonard 8 timer siden
Look at all of that "Systemic Racism" in Africa. Do they blame Trump?
onap onap
onap onap 8 timer siden
So you are rich, & you build a house next to a dump?
Shamiso Makuvaro
Shamiso Makuvaro 9 timer siden
I felt sorry for them until l saw them buying that stupid juice so sad how can they believe in such rubbish l am saddened.
Andril A Chakraborty
Andril A Chakraborty 9 timer siden
Central Africa. In title says congo. I'm confused
Lewis 9 timer siden
I hope those successful millionaires take some of their investments into actually developing the DRC. I'm talking infrastructure projects that will actually benefit everyone not just the rich. Like paved roads. For god sakes how are they okay driving on muddy hills with their fancy imported vehicles. They have the right idea there but they are going about it entirely the wrong way.
Shamiso Makuvaro
Shamiso Makuvaro 9 timer siden
The rich are getting richer and the poor poorer so sad poor my African people.Much love from Zim
Ciro Cogo Faga
Ciro Cogo Faga 9 timer siden
I don't understand why someone with the means doesn't just move somewhere else. That seems to me the logical thing.
Turtle Baylon
Turtle Baylon 9 timer siden
Pure evil
Tim Laperle
Tim Laperle 9 timer siden
That singer is amazing.. rappers brag in america about helping people in the Streets... This guy really does
Dean Ggold
Dean Ggold 9 timer siden
he gives them money so they leave him alone. i know fear when i see it. you are naive if you think he is doing this because he cares about those poor people
hussein ghandour
hussein ghandour 9 timer siden
It doesn’t cure naivety.
Nelson Darwin Pak Tech
Nelson Darwin Pak Tech 9 timer siden
Our country Pakistan is just similar to congo, We have power outages, no jobs, living in the same areas like in congo...Our per capita income is less than india and banglasdesh now which is a bit alarming...
Patricia Rack
Patricia Rack 9 timer siden
And the dead
Patricia Rack
Patricia Rack 9 timer siden
Is sad to see this and most of all the poor children's, may God protect them all
people of the sun
people of the sun 9 timer siden
Africa as a whole is suffering, everything needs to change,
people of the sun
people of the sun 9 timer siden
All of this is because of Western colonisation, if only these people left us alone with our resources, omg 🤑
Dean Ggold
Dean Ggold 7 timer siden
@people of the sun "us learning your language was going to be way easier than you learning our languages" of course that is called logic. how can we learn your language if you couldn't even write it down. MORON
people of the sun
people of the sun 8 timer siden
@Dean Ggold we have our own local languages, instilling your beliefs and systems on us which included reading and writing was a way to get us to believe that you were superior to us and that your ways are better, a demonic way and a mental breakdown upon an already civilised people, and you did it in order to communicate with us because u knew ,us learning your language was going to be way easier than u learning our languages because u also knew our high levels of adaptation and intelligence which u lack in so many levels, we learnt the German, the English, the Portuguese, the French, yet u could not learn any of our languages, a proof of our supreme intelligence over minions of demonic colonizers, fool "who taught u to read and write"
Dean Ggold
Dean Ggold 9 timer siden
who taught you to read and write?
Koketso Mogashoa
Koketso Mogashoa 9 timer siden
Africa has a long long way to go, we are our own worst enemy, can't believe in 2021 we still leaving like this
sheisbluehawk 10 timer siden
So she thinks if she rent house in expensive area there will be no pollution 😂👌 and her kid will have bigger opportunity
OhC'mon 10 timer siden
I never knew you could sell your own juice let alone filling in hundreds of bottles a day
ABDULLAH MAHMUD 10 timer siden
Africa is not poor , inequality makes it poor
Shaun Cameron
Shaun Cameron 5 minutter siden
No. The lack of economic freedom due to government ineptitude and corruption makes Africa poor.
amanda jonquet
amanda jonquet 10 timer siden
I'm gonna send $600,000 for my poorest countrymen to look at as their families starve... And then I'll throw a boat full $50 here and there and live my best life. 🤢🤮🤢🤮
Kalahari M
Kalahari M 10 timer siden
Who did the swahili translation of the mining notice I need to help them improve After watching this clip I conclude Africans love problems. If they are not Fighting and killing each other they involve themselves in risky ventures. Look their miserable working conditions. I commend the women taxi entrepreneur give a woman education and she will change the world! Juice may God have mercy on you.
J Makathi
J Makathi 10 timer siden
All is well In the end everything is gonna be alright Nothing really matters in this life
Marek Ulicny
Marek Ulicny 10 timer siden
Super_ _star
Super_ _star 10 timer siden
What is the difference between US ? Black Americans in Mississippi live in poverty and can’t even drink clean water .
Gloria thomas
Gloria thomas 11 timer siden
Groups fight china and other countries from stealing resources..this documentary is bull crap..
Maya Katherine
Maya Katherine 11 timer siden
everyone's talking about the prophet but can we just take a moment to acknowledge that amazing pink-cab lady? and the bread lady!
Julie Okoki
Julie Okoki 11 timer siden
Just won't finish watching this its too much for me, a mineral rich country but we all know the west has too much interest here and therefore no peace to allow development.
Kay Rod
Kay Rod 11 timer siden
Patricia N is an amazing human. I wish her much more success on her business and in life.
Royce Benning
Royce Benning 11 timer siden
The miracle juice guy is if Joel Osteen had a kid with a snake oil salesman.
Josh Ellison
Josh Ellison 11 timer siden
The prophets juice is a gasoline and lemon juice mixture... great. People are believing that it heals them? Even better... Great for the country. Really good looking out.
Arup Chattopadhyay
Arup Chattopadhyay 11 timer siden
Have this prophet arrested
Badukebas Shushnig
Badukebas Shushnig 11 timer siden
Thank you for this video DW, this video reminded me to appreciate even more everything that I have, and also reminded me to when I become wealthy to go to Africa and help as much people as possible in my countrie first then other, thank you!
Die Nine
Die Nine 11 timer siden
I want that miracle juice!!
Agnes Maki
Agnes Maki 11 timer siden
don't take it, it looks unhealthy trust me, i don't think that guy that made it had a sip of it for himself, it includes gasoline and lemon juice, ppl in drc are only taking it because they have no other choice they just want to be healthy and cured, so don't!
Tony Danza
Tony Danza 11 timer siden
Yea right it cures aids only Jesus can cure you and he don't charge you a cent what a fake Matthew 24:5 Jesus answered, “See to it that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. These things must happen, but the end is still to come
Nikhil VJ
Nikhil VJ 12 timer siden
maggot sellers??
Jesse Nelson
Jesse Nelson 12 timer siden
I fell I couldn’t breath they were going down the mine. I don’t know what to think of all of this. It’s kinda simple thou in order for someone to live an above average luxurious and wealthy life many have to suffer and die. Living like worms
Jay Chaggy
Jay Chaggy 12 timer siden
250 euros better add up to a good life. here I would only get to live on a street with that same pay.
Live Nyheter
Live Nyheter 12 timer siden
6:42 real comedy 😂
memer boyzz
memer boyzz 12 timer siden
wow they are in 2040 already 39:28
Zari Ballard
Zari Ballard 12 timer siden
So, where are the super rich?
Dean Ggold
Dean Ggold 9 timer siden
okay there is no hope for you
Martina Simone
Martina Simone 12 timer siden
Great documentary!!! But the miracle juice story 😣😥
Hasan Azeez
Hasan Azeez 12 timer siden
One of the many things i found funny is like, You might own a Lamborghini But, No power Generator. WOW
OhC'mon 13 timer siden
The guy selling his juice to whomever who's asking for it is more concerning to me. I mean he literally walked in a room with dozens of people expecting him to spill his juice all over them waiting with their mouth wide open ready to drink every single drop. I don't know about you but you can't just drink anybody's juice just because you believe it's gonna cure cancer. I mean how many times were you asked to drink somebody else's juice because he explicitly told you that you would feel much better afterwards. Did it happen? Did you see any improvements when you drank it? No. They lied to you. No different from this guy. His juice is no better than anybody else's. It could taste a little funny, a little salty but it's never ever gonna cure cancer. No way. But worst, the government is in it and he performs in front of thousands of people.
J S 13 timer siden
doesnt cures near sightedness
Faceless 13 timer siden
wish that guy sold his juices globally...
Mcth Mcth
Mcth Mcth 13 timer siden
Fally ipupa ft Booba Kiname nice song!
VINCENT VAN GOGH 13 timer siden
civil war , my ass !!!! it was the CIA behind of all crimes that happened all over the world ,not just in Congo .
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