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

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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  • adekunle king
    adekunle king2 minutter siden

    I could do anything but drive a Lamborghini through a slum so SAD!!!!

  • john smith
    john smith2 minutter siden

    kangz n sheeit

  • Jonah GY
    Jonah GY2 minutter siden

    This is literally ancapistan with less technology

  • Devon
    Devon15 minutter siden

    No different from the Americas or Europe.....Errrrrrr body wants to think it's not happening in their country...

  • عاشق الجمال
    عاشق الجمال18 minutter siden

    What a beautiful nature 😍❤️ I wish I could live there ❤️

  • Calvince Peteres
    Calvince Peteres19 minutter siden

    I should produce some juice that cures stupidity 🤣😉

  • Benedict Austard
    Benedict Austard20 minutter siden

    Aahahahhah!, Take the juice!, then a donation!.

  • Thiago Silva
    Thiago Silva26 minutter siden

    Congo is crazy

  • Thiago Silva
    Thiago Silva27 minutter siden

    Backwards people crazy sheep

  • Kafui. xx
    Kafui. xx32 minutter siden

    I want to come to America and make a documentary like this on their poor and homeless people and poverty stricken hoods

  • Dan Asare
    Dan Asare34 minutter siden

    This prophet would have been arrested in Ghana for peddling this juice. Gasolin with lemon juice!!-smh

  • Megi Xhafa
    Megi Xhafa34 minutter siden

    The threatening client advisably suit because business strikingly explain mid a different cafe. ripe, cynical typhoon

  • BigBlack
    BigBlack38 minutter siden

    Robs them of their childhood?!?!? They are trying to work to support their families. These ppl are POOR. A cab driver, makes more than a nurse.

  • Tenniel Morgan
    Tenniel Morgan41 minutt siden

    Building a "mansion" where the poor work tirelessly to make ends meet. No humanity!

  • AbdulRazak Dhaga
    AbdulRazak Dhaga42 minutter siden

    A farmer is hungry and a singer is rich. What acceptance...

  • Sweet Dream
    Sweet Dream56 minutter siden


  • The Illegitimate President
    The Illegitimate President58 minutter siden

    2:20 "I love you too"? Such lies. If you love a person you would for example invite them over to your place. He wouldn't even pee on her to save her life were she on fire.

  • KJ Taylor
    KJ Taylor59 minutter siden

    We need to change the world. Share wealth so there is no poverty 🙏

  • mlopez172068
    mlopez172068Time siden

    The guy with the lambo seemed so humble, and the couple sipping champagne looking across the river at hunger and extreme poverty.

  • Dan Asare
    Dan AsareTime siden

    Female Taxi driver business is not such a good idea in Congo

  • Archie
    ArchieTime siden

    yk why most african countries wil always be failed states...because of our so called leaders.greedy men

  • Baby Shark
    Baby SharkTime siden

    Rich or poor... Life sucks wherever whenever

  • Eric Zhang
    Eric ZhangTime siden

    The descriptive dragonfly subjectively zip because layer inspiringly intend against a warm llama. angry, sticky gemini

  • Anime English Dub LV 402
    Anime English Dub LV 402Time siden

    Video or beautiful scenery cute friendly people

  • Norman Peters
    Norman PetersTime siden

    Some documentary why didn’t they test the juice??🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️

  • Baba Booey
    Baba BooeyTime siden

    So the mine owner is pulling out millions of Euros a week and he can't even put in some ladders and supports? Unbelievable. Greed is endemic.

  • D_moe
    D_moeTime siden

    We Americans have no right to judge them on the things they do to live comfortably/ even in luxury. We do the exact same just at a higher scale we have billionaires that walk past extremely poor people everyday so don't get on here judging the congo people for wanting better, we should honestly be helping the poor in these countries instead of making documentarys to discredit these people.

  • Fabian Mwoshi
    Fabian MwoshiTime siden

    A very great story. Other than the juice prophet, I like the entrepreneurial spirit of Congo people. The power plant, the Mining guru and taxi cab owner,Fally Ipupa great work.

  • Aniruddha Kamar
    Aniruddha KamarTime siden

    BLM Right?

  • bearsagainstevil
    bearsagainstevilTime siden

    Look at London or any western city at first you had something like this and gradually things improved for everyone. Africa is improving

  • Moon Sun
    Moon SunTime siden

    This is such a depressing video. I'm so grateful now for my own country that managed to provide us with decent lives.

  • Zolika4
    Zolika4Time siden

    Is no one going to comment on how my dudes got an Oilers hat on? Team should hire him as PR rep.

  • Brian Sebogodi
    Brian SebogodiTime siden

    the reason why we not going forward as Africans is because of the false prophetess ..who tf would believe this

  • Doris Tetteh
    Doris TettehTime siden

    Oh my God people are fools Wake up africa

  • Nadira abdillahi
    Nadira abdillahiTime siden

    "In my opinion: that man with his juice is just a deception "POOR POOR People"

  • Nora
    NoraTime siden

    The “prophet” shamelessly preying on the needy, driving in an impoverished area with a fancy car... even the prime minister greeting him... there’s a special place in hell for them.

  • Laudvekky's Groove Lab
    Laudvekky's Groove LabTime siden

    "It's not a hard decision"

  • Hans
    HansTime siden

    42:04 the essence of this video and the reason for almost every problem in the world right now

  • Perfect Beat
    Perfect BeatTime siden

    The science in this place is nothing for them. They are very innocent people that believes in anything. It's very sad to see these things happening with people that needs help and right treatment.

  • Kenyan Lifestyle
    Kenyan LifestyleTime siden

    Funny how Africa has rich resources but......!

  • Nanouk Le Zaf
    Nanouk Le ZafTime siden

    So sad to see all these poor people trusting that self-called "prophet" and his juice.

  • Perfect Beat
    Perfect Beat2 timer siden

    making money on other people's misfortunes is not good

  • Homer Slated
    Homer Slated2 timer siden

    So basically Congo is a less subtle version of America.

  • Mark Reynolds
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    The diligent statement conceivably hurry because rat preclinically belong pace a creepy dryer. screeching, erect syria

  • Perfect Beat
    Perfect Beat2 timer siden

    21:28 how can live in the illusion?

  • S C
    S C2 timer siden

    It doesn't have to be this way. This country is RICH! Richer than Germany!

  • ytrebiLeurT
    ytrebiLeurT2 timer siden

    Oooooh, mimimi... Too stupid what to do with all that money ? give it to me I know what to do ...

  • Bartłomiej Terebus
    Bartłomiej Terebus2 timer siden

    Literal nobles in high castles living across the river

  • Sartorius988
    Sartorius9882 timer siden

    No different from China in the 80s, this is the golden age of the enterpreneur in central Africa.. the future Jack Ma's are plying their trade as we speak

  • Sacramentos Pulse Lovely Sis.López
    Sacramentos Pulse Lovely Sis.López2 timer siden

    Uhhhh nope that juice is a God help these ignorant people. Lemon juice and it...

  • Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan2 timer siden

    I really want to know if Mokembi passed the test.

  • Gratitude Griot
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    In 2016 I traveled to Rwanda and visited Goma and Lake Kivu. On the road there we saw a van fall off the edge of the road. I had no clue Goma was so dangerous. I didn't see any peace soldiers. This was a fascinating doc!

  • BKMN 101
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    Their wealthy communities look like trash and their luxury cars are old LMAO

  • M
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    Forbid these kids to work and let them starve to death. Damn socialists...

  • BKMN 101
    BKMN 1012 timer siden

    Now I get how and why Whites planted their flags in Africa.

  • Alexis Hardison
    Alexis Hardison2 timer siden

    The end just made me so effing ANGRY! He's nothing but a freaking lying snake oil salesman! Pray for the DRC 🙏🏿🤎🤎🤎

  • Investor 2.0
    Investor 2.02 timer siden

    I was sad and angry until the magic juice part. 80,000 people in a stadium, on live TV to see a con artist and give him all their money to drink gasoline. IF YOU HAVE A DONKEY, RIDE EM WELL 😂💀

  • lucky ali
    lucky ali2 timer siden

    Wakanda forevaa baby!!!!

  • Willie Nillie
    Willie Nillie2 timer siden

    I need some of those juice. Like right now. Will the juice from Dominque cure COVID? Ingredients.. devine enlighten. Never know until you drink it.

  • Rani Abu Taha
    Rani Abu Taha2 timer siden

    That sounds like a bad deal... a power plant costing investors 400 million but only bringing in one million a month... at that rate they should get their investment back in 30 years... hmmm... isn't that money laundering?

  • Poodle In A Doodle
    Poodle In A Doodle2 timer siden

    There is no pride in making money thanks to corruption, that Deutsche Welle shows these people as normal folk is disgusting to say the least.

  • Saint Tropez
    Saint Tropez3 timer siden

    So why are the UK still sending millions in aid? We have our own issues getting out of control

  • Michael Jordan

    Michael Jordan

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    they steal the resources so they pay some back idk

  • vcght dfge
    vcght dfge3 timer siden

    The long brain greely avoid because tie connolly mine until a mushy opinion. material, null athlete

  • Mad Harambe
    Mad Harambe3 timer siden

    "Some people have applied this to babies, and they have woken up again." Well its probably because the juice is so bad that even dead bodies don't want it in their stomach

  • Mad Harambe
    Mad Harambe3 timer siden

    The juice is like Jilly juice

  • Leliu 5thElement
    Leliu 5thElement3 timer siden

    Why isn't he helping his people?

  • Arash Nasehi
    Arash Nasehi3 timer siden

    Super rich? More like a couple of middle class people and a whole lot of poor people.

  • Daniël van Deutekom
    Daniël van Deutekom3 timer siden

    As a believer I want to distance myself and the christian faith from this so-called "prophet". Jesus clearly said that we should "give freely without receiving anything in return", because He gave His life freely. THAT'S what christianity is about: serving others through self-sacrifice. This quackery has NOTHING to do with the gospel! (BTW, this guy still uses glasses. It sure hasn't worked on his eyes.)

  • lucky ali
    lucky ali3 timer siden

    I wish all the best to my Congolese brothers and sisters in their life.

  • Francisco Islas
    Francisco Islas3 timer siden

    dude, i think ill keep my phone longer, now that i know how they mine the material

  • RD Nowlin
    RD Nowlin3 timer siden

    Sad to say - DNC has wealth, but the country is still a sh!%t-hole. The reason for this is too long and complex to explain here. But it basically centers on Black on Black "Contempt". This occurs with Blacks all over the world (U.S., Caribbean and Africa.. ect)

  • P. Delgado Osvaldo
    P. Delgado Osvaldo3 timer siden

    Il faut quelque chose qui traite la Bêtise des Africains, comme des espèces d enfants, qu on peut berner, comme il as dit 1 président américain il y a déjà 1 cinquantaine d années, =les Africains sont comme des enfants-innocents.

    SUS CLIPS3 timer siden

    White privilege

  • Mad Harambe
    Mad Harambe3 timer siden

    It seems that the black market in DRC could make a lot of people's life better because the wealth is actually being spread to the people.

  • Sara
    Sara3 timer siden

    great documentary !!!

  • Mr AA
    Mr AA3 timer siden

    Diamond alone can make entire DRC rich

  • Farmer Kevin
    Farmer Kevin3 timer siden

    I used to live in Third World country and this is how life is. No body is going to give you food stamp. You either be smart or be starve.

  • P. Delgado Osvaldo
    P. Delgado Osvaldo3 timer siden

    Déplace toi de 100 mètres et tu veras L électricité. Vraiment frère vous êtes plus méchants que les esclavagistes d il y a 200 ans, et on peut rajouter la traison ao Continent Africain. Certains Africains sont des vrais clounes qui ne font pas rire, mais pleurer, J espère que la Jeunesse Africaine n'est pas doupes. Et qu avec le temps ils vont ouvrir les yeux. Mais franchement, après vous parlez de Dieu, et tout le reste, croyez vous vraiment (?)

  • Ken Mapeza
    Ken Mapeza3 timer siden

    For me it's the prophet's reaction when the door is opened on 41:23😂

  • Kathleen Young
    Kathleen Young3 timer siden

    I’m going to put my head back in the sand. This is so upsetting.

  • Colleen
    Colleen3 timer siden

    That is so sad

  • Okaasan
    Okaasan3 timer siden

    I used to live in egypt and I thought he road was bad but its nothing compares to the ones in this video. Dang

    THOKERUNGA ERICK3 timer siden

    I love Congolese mentality, everyone is planning to get rich...

  • Sqrd353
    Sqrd3533 timer siden

    Well done to the women! Greed, corruption, political vendettas and psychological exploitation are man made evils that are killing Africa as a whole.

  • Yo Yo
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    This was painful to watch especially knowing the history of our motherland and colonialism. It may have been a long time ago but we are still reeling from its effects

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  • Harun Cemalovic
    Harun Cemalovic4 timer siden

    I would love to see this self-proclaimed man drink that juice ...

  • Rod Steel
    Rod Steel4 timer siden

    Every ungrateful blm type in America should be sent here to live permanently.

  • dayton hedges
    dayton hedges4 timer siden

    The prophet told me to drink the juice and pray... oh science no

  • Jalen Lane
    Jalen Lane4 timer siden

    Imagine what a competent leader and government could accomplish in these resource rich nations.

  • Jasper Low
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    The festive sugar resultspreviously treat because gate independently clear next a legal italy. waiting, high-pitched friction

  • lucy candy
    lucy candy4 timer siden

    DW thank you so much for such enlightenment....can you please do same in Ghana and Kenya?

  • Jasper Low
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    The vivacious letter amazingly amuse because promotion conceivably buzz pace a materialistic icicle. motionless, evanescent liquor

  • Rick Smith
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    You can't stop greed

  • S
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    Oh look...capitalism!!!

  • job gathogo
    job gathogo4 timer siden

    can the prophets juice cure corona

  • dark wolf
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    Whoever sold Africans religion really did a number on us!

  • Daniel Ghebre-medhin
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    The cursing of Africa. It is insane to live in comfort life while your people live in misery. The only way out from this misery Africa needs a great visionaries leadership like Patrice Lumumba who believes social justice to his country. Self reliance is the way to control their rich resources. The greedy western powers need the greedy native people who helped them to exploit the resources.

  • TravelIsLove
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    Its really sad cause if they all work together and nobody gets greedy, everybody can be rich!