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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  1. Finn Penn

    Finn Penn

    8 minutter siden

    I’m surprised they didn’t mention China in this. They’re taking over huge parts of Africa and exporting many many local jobs. I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of this money originated there somehow.

  2. Justin Breedlove

    Justin Breedlove

    24 minutter siden

    Within 10 years or less I see the U.S.A. coming in and taking over mainly to screw over the chinese in all honesty it will probably work out better 4 them I see taliban or isis or Al shabab and the us will wanna take it away from other countries hands down The U.S.M. is not going to to allow all the minerals to go to are rivals I just hope they can run it in away where they actually get what they deserve because china and other shady places are not going to be able to handle all the shady stuff that goes on U.S.A. will take the minerals and I believe give them a fair enough deal to where they can consider a dele where they don't need to work and they can just collect a monthly payment that the Americans will pay off 100 percent what he owes good luck to whoever pull this off

  3. Thabang

    Thabang

    26 minutter siden

    I can feel the sarcasm in this narrators voice when he’s talking about the miracle juice 😂

  4. Kutlo Mahole

    Kutlo Mahole

    27 minutter siden

    This is heart breaking to see as an african. In a fair world DRC would have been the dubai of the world.

  5. Sasha Rogers LMT

    Sasha Rogers LMT

    27 minutter siden

    The singer guy is really attractive

  6. ቻርሊ ቻፕሊን

    ቻርሊ ቻፕሊን

    42 minutter siden

    The DRC untapped natural resources are estimated to be 14 trillion US Dollars. And they repeat the word poorest, poorest, poorest bla, bla, bla.......This is a typical narrative of a western media.

  7. Creotech SRL

    Creotech SRL

    43 minutter siden

    Africa, dictator's club

  8. Angela Slack

    Angela Slack

    54 minutter siden

    The superstar could do something for his immediate community across the river the poor fishermen he's just showing off his wealth when he just hands OUT A FEW NOTES, this DOESN'T HELP THEM REALLY. The river on his doorstep needs cleaning up, to begin with. Sigh! See now, the female cab company that makes dollars and cents...would take a woman to have some vision!

  9. GamerWorks

    GamerWorks

    55 minutter siden

    god bless you bro, the rich often just ignore poverty

  10. Cake vs Fondant

    Cake vs Fondant

    55 minutter siden

    well, 18 euros sounds like a lot given the context. Marie is doing great.

  11. F M

    F M

    Time siden

    Kudos to the female entrepreneur(s) supporting women 👍🙏🏻

  12. VAN GROOVER

    VAN GROOVER

    Time siden

    Would somebody from Canada be able to get rich on the African stick market?

  13. Jacinta Nimo

    Jacinta Nimo

    Time siden

    Fake prophet don’t believe this things 😱😡

  14. MacKenzie King

    MacKenzie King

    Time siden

    So many things were censored but those kids who were obviously hiding didn’t have their faces blurred out. That’s reckless DW. I hope those kids weren’t punished for your oversight. Please censor children’s faces.

  15. Simp Gaming

    Simp Gaming

    Time siden

    "This Drink brings back the Dead" Yep a fake Prophet

  16. Ahmed A.

    Ahmed A.

    Time siden

    the most thing I disliked was the fake prophet at the end. It's not just third world countries where these scams happen also first world countries. These type of people that claim they're helping people and just take their money need to be wiped out

  17. susan wanjiru

    susan wanjiru

    2 timer siden

    gaiii😢😢upuzi gani hio ya juice? nkt. prophet be like are yu still taking the juice ?continue taking it. I love Marie tho❤❤ Viva taxi director!!

  18. Michael Pawlak

    Michael Pawlak

    2 timer siden

    That Rick Ross poster.. 💀

  19. Michael Pawlak

    Michael Pawlak

    2 timer siden

    What a cluster fuck of an area holy shit😂😂😂

  20. Persona

    Persona

    2 timer siden

    Landry caught lacking.

  21. ayan Nuur

    ayan Nuur

    2 timer siden

    Maggots tho???

  22. jonnda

    jonnda

    2 timer siden

    Tantalum is used for capacitors.

  23. Persona

    Persona

    2 timer siden

    I appreciate my life now, thanks.

  24. Valdi Kamenarov

    Valdi Kamenarov

    2 timer siden

    Add a car battery to that mixture and it will certainly bring people back from the dead.

  25. Kuroaka

    Kuroaka

    3 timer siden

    I know besides all the bad things that are happening in this country, it’s is still amazing to see how it’s slowly evolving. More people than before can actually work their way out ob their poverty and lift their life standard. I could imagine that in a couple of years if nothing stops it less and less people would live poverty. Dunno...just a thought. Correct me if I’m wrong. :)

  26. Isaa

    Isaa

    3 timer siden

    Never follow someone who is a self-proclaimed prophet.

  27. Signature Envisions llc

    Signature Envisions llc

    3 timer siden

    That really pmtfo that someone could lie and steal from people like that.... thats so sad

  28. Signature Envisions llc

    Signature Envisions llc

    3 timer siden

    The prophet did work a miracle... he managed to lie and manipulate all of them into making him rich smh

  29. Signature Envisions llc

    Signature Envisions llc

    3 timer siden

    I got anxious watching them go down in the hole... this is sad..

  30. khalid ayami

    khalid ayami

    3 timer siden

    It’s disgusting where people blindly follow that greedy person as a prophet and drinking his harmful drink, it is the same in poor countries, lack of education ,poverty ,corrupt leaders.

  31. Tanatswa Taruvinga

    Tanatswa Taruvinga

    3 timer siden

    I remember living in Kinshasa and the water of the Congo River being too dirty for people to swim in so when Fally was riding thought he water I was just thinking "Don't fall in!"

  32. shafi mohamed

    shafi mohamed

    3 timer siden

    peps out here buying magic juices and we all wonder how africa became the resource for the first world for generations

  33. Jay-B Abbasi

    Jay-B Abbasi

    4 timer siden

    We want such a documentary in pakistan too. Its gonna be pretty hard though

  34. Guimarães

    Guimarães

    4 timer siden

    I see those poor countries on Africa and seems like they're more simulating a society than actually being civilizate and stuff.. Look at that those traffic guards, the plastic USA/EU influences.. Such a unique, yet strange place

  35. Bernardo chill

    Bernardo chill

    4 timer siden

    The US-Japan conspiracy to dump nuclear waste water is equivalent to an asymmetric nuclear war against China! The United States and Japan conspired to dump nuclear waste water into the Pacific Ocean, where the typhoon was generated. You know, from May to November every year, about 20 typhoons in the Pacific land on the Chinese mainland. The polluted rainwater will also pollute China's most expansive and fertile areas, the most abundant freshwater resources, the most abundant agricultural products, and the most important economically developed coastal areas of the Yangtze River Delta and the Pearl River Delta. They are equivalent to using disguised nuclear weapons to strike a heavy blow to China's national power. It is equivalent to a nuclear war jointly launched by the United States and Japan, but it is an asymmetric war! But China cannot counterattack nuclear! The dumping of nuclear sewage in Japan is very serious! Typhoons have rescued Japan in the past, and the Japanese call them kamikaze. It seems that the Japanese want to use kamikaze to attack China again! In the context of the trend that the hegemony of the US dollar is slowly declining, and taking advantage of the abundant water resources of the United States, the United States has opened a new world of water resources and the development of national wealth is also a water resource war! . Japan dumped nuclear sewage into the Pacific, polluting the Pacific, and then attacked China in the form of a typhoon formed in the Pacific! The United States is reaping the profits! Not only gaining water resources wealth and water dollar benefits but also weakening the development of China and Asia, the ideal of white-centrism to rule the world can still be realized. With this, the United States can continue to maintain its world hegemony! The United States is really sinister! It's evil! Now the entire Anglo-Saxon Western countries are silent and wait for a good show! The entire Western international theory does not report on this major event that endangers the survival of mankind on earth. Western environmental protection organizations, including the Swedish environmental protection girl, have not spoken about this, and the entire West is completely double-standard on this!

  36. abdu Shalo

    abdu Shalo

    4 timer siden

    Hands up for TOYOTA

  37. Mukasa S. Mike

    Mukasa S. Mike

    4 timer siden

    Dominique Khonde is a crook pastor just like many Other pastor in Africa like Uganda, the so-called men of God hoodwink blind followers into thinking they have mighty powers, yet they're simply making money and becoming millionaires while followers' languish in poverty.

  38. christy buhatin

    christy buhatin

    4 timer siden

    I so appreciate it the commercial of coke ogie and michael v

  39. negusse berhane

    negusse berhane

    4 timer siden

    🍀🌱🌱🍀👍👍

  40. Paleigh Varallo

    Paleigh Varallo

    4 timer siden

    Capitalism is disgusting!!! 🤬🤬🤬🤬

  41. steven steven

    steven steven

    4 timer siden

    “In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.” ― Confucius

  42. Betty gathee

    Betty gathee

    4 timer siden

    The most blessed country in africa with even mountain of Gold....what a pity!!!

  43. Mastana Developer

    Mastana Developer

    4 timer siden

    why does he not give juice to every poor man to become rich?

  44. Hanifa Nabukeera

    Hanifa Nabukeera

    4 timer siden

    WOW THIS WAS AN EYE OPENING DOCUMENTARY. THE PROPHET NEEDS PRAYERS

  45. Joanna

    Joanna

    4 timer siden

    My father is from DRC and I can confirm that all of the content in this video reflects the reality.

  46. Zaheer Mohamed

    Zaheer Mohamed

    5 timer siden

    The juice hard me laughing so hard hahahahahaha OMG!! Gasoline juice Wtf

    • Zaheer Mohamed

      Zaheer Mohamed

      5 timer siden

      The juice can cure AIDS and can bring the dead back hahahaha. I don't wanna sound judgemental but that is absurd n only a person with absolutely no brain won't even believe that.

  47. Mabdivine Divine

    Mabdivine Divine

    5 timer siden

    Oh my my country😭😭😭 Extremely rich naturally, but poor in GDP because of politics (Congolese's and the world's). When will greed, selfishness, and wickedness stop?

  48. KNEEGROW PULEEZE 2.7

    KNEEGROW PULEEZE 2.7

    5 timer siden

    I WOULDN'T DRINK THAT SHIT IF YOU PAID ME.

  49. Brent Summers

    Brent Summers

    5 timer siden

    Sir Humphrey, from the tv series 'Yes Minister' and 'Yes Prime Minister' made a joke that any country in Africa that had the word 'Democratic' in its name was a communist dictatorship. And as we know some people in a dictator run country do very nicely thank you.

  50. Ariane Malendo

    Ariane Malendo

    6 timer siden

    Can you talk about how you westerns kill pple for minerals and funds terrorist to create civil wars?

  51. Andro SP

    Andro SP

    6 timer siden

    'One is telling me to go left, one is telling me to go right. What am i supposed to do?'' Go straight up the middle.

    • Angie Brots

      Angie Brots

      5 timer siden

      😂😂😂

  52. Aryan Inge

    Aryan Inge

    6 timer siden

    This video infuriates me so much that i almost want to dislike it. Quality content

  53. yourimaginary friend

    yourimaginary friend

    6 timer siden

    so sweet

  54. Killerbabies

    Killerbabies

    6 timer siden

    An ex rebellen who becomes millionar and politician at the same tile and nobody do nothing 🤮🤮🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️

  55. ANKUSH ROY

    ANKUSH ROY

    7 timer siden

    their situation is very better than slum in kolkata,west bengal,india.

  56. B logical

    B logical

    7 timer siden

    I would really like to go to africa and help people as much as i can out their❤💔

  57. nymike06

    nymike06

    7 timer siden

    Trump 2024

  58. Sammy B.

    Sammy B.

    7 timer siden

    Gasoline Lemon mixture😳😳😳??

  59. Anita Leo

    Anita Leo

    7 timer siden

    And the poor desperate people fall victim to this conman... he the " preacher " will receive judgement when Jesus Christ comes again to judge the wicked n evil men who deceive many using His holy name

  60. Iam John

    Iam John

    7 timer siden

    I don't know what to say about this.

  61. DIXON KUMIS

    DIXON KUMIS

    7 timer siden

    What a bullshit juice😂😂... how cargo cult preachers are exploiting Christians!

  62. Shabaka Mae Tchameni

    Shabaka Mae Tchameni

    7 timer siden

    DW, it’s hard to talk about the history of DRC without talking about Patrice Lumumba. Please do better

  63. Vikter Choge

    Vikter Choge

    7 timer siden

    So kiswahili is spoken in Congo

  64. Mark Hartry

    Mark Hartry

    8 timer siden

    so you've been lieing for decades then

  65. Savakichi

    Savakichi

    8 timer siden

    Thank you for the great content. I see modern day slavery - Congolese enslaved by their own fellow countrymen/women. The politician is enjoying luxury off the labour of thousands of his fellow countrymen who risk their life every day for meagre $5 a day. He gets to count the harvest and buys a landcruiser with the stolen money that belongs to the country. --- and HE IS OKAY with all that! I can see why politicians in any country wants to keep us stupid, poor, and enslaved.

  66. Diana Kotova

    Diana Kotova

    8 timer siden

    I thought it was a joke first. The guy in lambo is so lame like may other rich people who is just showing off their wealth! Can’t believe they just casually showed that to the camera.

  67. Chelsea Bailey

    Chelsea Bailey

    8 timer siden

    Ignorance is a scary thing 😔

  68. N W

    N W

    8 timer siden

    Just watching them go into the mine, made me extremely claustrophobic......They are risking their lives for money. Btw the camera man is crazy to go down there!!

  69. N W

    N W

    8 timer siden

    I think the family with three kids living at the mine is a perfect example of not having priorities in order. He hopes to get rich from the mine to buy a car? What about supporting the beautiful family you have with a more comfortable place, sanitation, and work to save money? I feel sorry for the children.

  70. Dennis Reynolds

    Dennis Reynolds

    8 timer siden

    those tires are bald when they are in the mudddy river road

  71. yvonne goodgridge

    yvonne goodgridge

    8 timer siden

    THIS AFRICAN PASTOR IS A SCAMMER, A THIEF. HE IS TAKING DONATIONS PLUS THESE POOR PEOPLE STILL HAS TO PAY FOR THIS FAKE FAKE FAKE JUICE. DISGUSTING. GOD IS WATCHING

  72. Santosh Shrestha

    Santosh Shrestha

    8 timer siden

    So, sad to see that, Prophet guy is making fool everyone and earning millions by selling juice .

  73. A 3

    A 3

    8 timer siden

    The prophet is lying to the people and stealing their money. You must TAKE the JUICE. That is a scammer for sure. I feel bad for the people putting their hope in this man.

  74. yvonne goodgridge

    yvonne goodgridge

    8 timer siden

    WHY ARE RHE ROADS LIKE THAT AND THEY ARE WEALTHY. GREEDY AND DISGUSTING

  75. Halim Docs

    Halim Docs

    9 timer siden

    this documentary simply mocking Congolese people.. especially that prophet 😂😂😂

  76. Kristian Gameplay

    Kristian Gameplay

    9 timer siden

    well multinational exploited this young workiers and kids with coltan, they payed a little price for this precious black metallic ore and the sell for much higher price

  77. UmmYusuf Sadiiq

    UmmYusuf Sadiiq

    9 timer siden

    This documents everything that is unfortunate about Africa.

  78. khone rassavong

    khone rassavong

    9 timer siden

    It's sad to see, cus once all the resources are gone that Mother Earth has provide, and soon it will be an abandoned place, and people will go on looking for other places go or take from which is nothing new

  79. Gongzilla 1 Duks

    Gongzilla 1 Duks

    9 timer siden

    The funny thing is Fally is rich because of these poor people, they buy his album and go to his concerts

  80. Isaac Elone

    Isaac Elone

    9 timer siden

    Those arent maggots damn it those are larvae at 0:33

  81. Eddie L

    Eddie L

    9 timer siden

    Only 600 millionaires ??? Omg

  82. The Beauty of CHANGE

    The Beauty of CHANGE

    9 timer siden

    GOD I PRAY THAT THESE WORLDY PEOPLE TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, I ASKED THAT WE MAY ALL JOIN TOGETHER, ALL NATIONS, ALL COLORS AND HELP EACH OTHER CLIMB TO THE TOP FOR I KNOW THAT IT IS IN YOUR WILL.... ALLOW THE WORLD TO KNOW THAT IT IS BIGGER THEN MONEY FAME AND FORTUNE, PIRIDY THEIR HEARTS MINDS AND SOULS. IN YOHR SON JESUS NAME, I PRAY💪🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾💙

  83. Tracy Pohle

    Tracy Pohle

    9 timer siden

    Ugh.. the miracle juice.... in South Africa one of the healers was spraying the equivalent of Raid on the followers. We have our superstar evangelicals in the US too.... 🙄. This juice and snake oil salesman is likely poisoning his followers.... scary.

  84. Alberto Chirindza Chirindza

    Alberto Chirindza Chirindza

    9 timer siden

    Life is survive.

  85. bamboleyo

    bamboleyo

    10 timer siden

    feel pity?!!!!!!! think “Smart Water” for $4.5 at a local corner store.... you are poorer then the poor there, compared to the rich of the Western World. and the local governments selling your children to the highest bidder is also known as Patriotism. There it just stands out to you from here, but we are also “there” from some other point of view....

  86. Sal Altschul

    Sal Altschul

    10 timer siden

    Gasoline? Like, petrol? Like....what cars run on? Oh, no.

  87. Ana y Edy

    Ana y Edy

    10 timer siden

    Lemon and gasoline! What!!! And for.kids , wow!! Why is this allowed, it makes me so angry ppl taking advantage of others.

  88. Emdadul Haque Milon

    Emdadul Haque Milon

    10 timer siden

    Did you see such videos or news in mainstream media like CNN? No. Because they always blame white people for the poor condition of black. But now we all know why black people are lagging behind other races.

  89. Logan Bme

    Logan Bme

    10 timer siden

    I am CONGO

  90. WiselyG

    WiselyG

    11 timer siden

    That so called “prophet” is a disgusting human being. The only praying he does is on the weak. Sorry I meant preying.

  91. farid elfadani

    farid elfadani

    11 timer siden

    I will choose to be middle class in Australia, than becoming rich Congo

  92. Sew Button

    Sew Button

    11 timer siden

    If there is super wealth in Africa. Why do babies starve to death? Fix that.

  93. UNCIVILIZE

    UNCIVILIZE

    11 timer siden

    Disgusting

  94. suhail riaz

    suhail riaz

    11 timer siden

    I hope the the self proclaimed prophet is taking his medicine. We should call him THE JUICE. All these people who have money proclaim to love their country, but will pay their own brothers and sisters slave wages.

  95. Axal 1066

    Axal 1066

    11 timer siden

    Miracle juice 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  96. ÆĶÆ ŔÆÑĐÝ

    ÆĶÆ ŔÆÑĐÝ

    11 timer siden

    Realllllllllly so u treat people when them rich when happen to the poor. Live with them

  97. Kois

    Kois

    11 timer siden

    37:43 The juice

  98. suraj priya

    suraj priya

    11 timer siden

    View of Congo river,😑🤣🤣🤣🤣

  99. Sidney Boo

    Sidney Boo

    11 timer siden

    When you're in politics you should not be able to go into business.. =.=

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