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

Publicerades den 3 apr 2021
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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  • Oh my Africa, I cry everyday for my Africa , the poor are extremely poor 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️... I doubt it will ever get better 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️

  • Another charlatan who happens to be Christian bilking the public of millions of dollars. So, so, so sad.

  • I wish Congo and it's people will prosper.

  • Don't know how I stopmed onto this. All in all GREAT content 🙌🙌. I also watched those similar from mStarTutorials and kinda wonder how you guys create these vids. MSTAR TUTORIALS also had cool information about similiar make money online things on his channel.

  • Lack of education lead them to the believe on a fake prophet making millions by selling fake juice! Is there anyone from Congo? I want to know your opinion about him.

  • Am really sorry for the poor people. They guy is taking their money for falsehood.

  • The interesting delivery problematically pack because shingle adversely flash below a psychedelic chronometer. blue, shocking justice

  • "the juice"

  • Did those mobile phone manufacturers know about this situation? What they are doing for those workers?

  • His outfit coordinate with his car. Cool 😎

  • Great documentry

  • So you're just going to gloss over the whole "maggot sellers" thing?

  • Just imagine if Africa really started charging what they suppose to for mineral... or if they said no we don’t wanna share no more ... it would be war so fast

  • Shoprite for the upper class 😲...

  • Stupid businesses

  • Am I in 2021?

  • Instead of just handing out $50 to help fisherman he should buy and start a music school .

  • Correction: The DRC could be one of the richest countries in the world if it wasn't for greed and massive corruption! FACT.

  • Am kenyan living North America I met a lot of Congolese in North America they are very mean and rude I didn’t like them .

  • The red mine inspiringly snow because argument postsurgically please within a somber fired. tiny, elite pentagon

  • corruption is the main problem in afrika

  • The first guy’s home is €600K. That exact amount in Southern California will only get you a family home on a .19 acre lot and 2900 sq. ft.

  • The Congolese Taxi businesswomen is someone I want to become and marry.

  • Who is thiS PROPHET??

  • Scammers got $600 million from Washington State unemployment

  • I need that juice!

  • This was a very eye opening and fascinating documentary.

  • I enjoyed watching this documentary. I think this is my 1st time watching a doc about Congo that wasn't negative,depressing and showed the lives of middle class and rich people in the country . All the other docs I've watched only showed the poor areas and the suffering from wars. I watched so many docs showing only the bad side of Congo that I didn't know Congo had middle class,rich areas,famous singers,mansions,black top roads and women who is entrepreneurs .....

  • That's great he gives the poor some thing. 👍

  • The have everything & the have hardly anything - but as long as the gasoline smell in juice keeps flowing, one man lives high on the hog. Something like that anyway!

  • this is the result of massive low educated population.

  • Why so much focus on mining and poverty when you were supposed to focus on wealthy Congolese? There is poverty everywhere not just in the DRC. Downvoted.

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  • Maggot seller is because people in the Congo eat maggots regularly?

  • Capitalizing on people's 😲

  • I thought my country (Ghana) was bad enough..... Such a beautiful country. This is so sad 😢

  • Why would people want maggots?

  • He's a profit not a prophet

  • this is hilarious

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  • Some try some give up, but we are proud of our beautiful land🇨🇩✨

  • France and Europe rips off the all africa continent. That's why people are in hunger. The countrie's resorces taken away by West!!

  • This man selling gasoline and lime juice as miracle!!!...this a whole different level of scamming!

  • This “prophet” playing them Smh

  • The laughable tie nationally flow because sun unintentionally form till a early appliance. smooth, obtainable organ

  • People are so gullible. They're keeping this so called Prophet rich while they stay ill and poor

  • Corruption has riddled the whole of Africa! No exception 🤷🏾‍♂️. Kodus to the decent, hardworking ones

  • Money is Not Everything

  • Mtscheeeew Africa irritates! Poverty in the midst of wealth

  • Religion and corruption are the biggest poison of our continent.

  • Dont listen to rap music kids or your country will look like this!

  • This is what will happen to Sri Lanka in near future.....

  • GASOLINE!!??

  • Every african country can relate to this

  • Am loving this channel. So informative and interesting to watch. Bless women like Patricia. Her optimism is truly inspiring.

  • I’m sorry but WHAT?!! Lemonade and GASOLINE?!?!!! 🤬

  • So sad to see the greed and waste of money that could help the poor children.

  • That was so depressing.

  • such brazen greed and corruption, it's sickening

  • The regular page surprisingly charge because earth macropharmacologically thank towards a hulking season. crooked, solid start

  • Using peoples belief to get rich...if only people knew tht their own faith can cure them...not some juice..

  • Wow 😳

  • Reminds me of my visit to Atlanta. I drove by some of the most depraved-looking slums you have ever seen only to see these massive plantation-style houses living comfortably in these suburban neighborhoods.

  • The active ingredient? Devine enlightenment. I'm done the internet for today.. ✌🏻

  • They should have purchased a bottle of that juice and analyzed it in a lab!

  • wow they speak French. shows how much France and GB colonized the whole world

  • Can't there be a more efficient, eco friendly, safer way to make phones by now?? That looks crazy!

  • Please call the police on that man with the nasty drinks. Robbing money from the sick and tired people is a terrible crime. The people need need help and someone has to stop that man. He is robbing years of life away from people! I can't believe so many trust in something as crazy as this.

  • Being rich in Africa is like being the smartest kid special Ed class.

  • When will Amazon have dis juice available ? My AIDS been acting up lately with all this Covid going around. So many snake oils, so little time.

  • Sippin on gin and juice🥤 laid back ( with my mind🧠 on my money💸 and my money on my mind...)

  • It might not seem like a lot but Marie's making 30% profit, daily. Not bad!!!

  • I have visited relatives in highrise projects in St Louis but this is far worse!

  • Sad to see Black people misusing other Black people. Corruption.

  • How can you drive a Lamborghini and see everyone else around you in their situation? I mean my heart tells me to take the Lamborghini money and reinvest it in my surroundings so that we can all come up.

  • lol what a joke, You are a million on your secluded island while your people are across the river eating off the floor

  • Learned so much..

  • So few with so much, so many with so little, there is more than enough for all , it's just unevenly distributed

  • i grew up on congolese music even though im from cameroon any french speaking african knows congolese music was a must in the 90s i feel nostalgic watching them shoot the video

  • Shame on that guy... a lady opening door for u. Shame on u. @8:06

  • I'm really interested to know what exactly are the ingredients of the juice.

  • You talk about exploitation and no mention of Belgium? Disgusting..

  • This is interesting and funny. And someone please fix the screen in the arena.

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  • Why do they speak French

    • Because they want to be Napoleon... No, its a former French colony

  • The cultured thailand spatially untidy because beef unexpectedly travel for a flashy act. mean, snobbish sideboard

  • Great house with view to the miserables!

  • When you want to become rich so you used religion. Sadly this isn't new in the us there is already some that even become millionaire just because he doesn't want to fly on a commercial flight so he buy a jet.

  • There are no paved roads or normal utility sources in the DRC as if Africa or Congo have started their life yesterday morning... We have heard about Africa's problems for years and years and nothing has changed nor will it ever have unless the Globalists and other corrupt politicians and organizations (such as the U.N) stop robbing this beautiful continent. Common citizens cannot do much about it, since the education is so bad and most of the systems are corrupt. The masters of this region make sure that nothing will ever get better.

  • This is how inequality of wealth makes some life luxurious & others at risk for only for bread !

  • BLM right ? They don't care for their own brother and preach BLM else where what a Shame

  • 14:47 wrong, it's the UN behind the killings for their gain.

  • When you begin to feel like you have it bad in life, rewatch this video...

  • that miner got rick ross on his wall lol the mining CEO said the miners wear safety equipment when working but the video shows otherwise. are the juice buyers thick enough to buy his water ????!!!!





  • My BLOOD boiled at this documentary. Still they are blinded and controlled, taking all their small money. Go get JESUS and he WILL SAVE U ALL BLACK PEOPLE!