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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  • One big mistake, how does 4 tonnes of product @$45 per kilogram add up to about 2,000,000€. Out by a factor of 10 unless I am the one making the mistake.

    annoyed aussieannoyed aussieMinut sedan
  • Love how they’re like hey I feel bad so ima throw 50 😂 as I live next to you in my mansion. Aye watch my peel off launching my lambo

    Jacob CornejoJacob Cornejo18 minuter sedan
  • The blessing country of TB Joshua.

    ស្នែង ប្រេងស្នែង ប្រេង18 minuter sedan
  • Unbelievable!

    Paul CookPaul Cook40 minuter sedan
  • That prophet dude makes American televangelists look Godly...for a second or two.

    J TothedJ Tothed55 minuter sedan
  • Just another example that democracy is just a not an applicable system. If the majority are the ruler, how come in reality its only minority that live well while majority live under poverty line?

    Zahra ShafwahZahra Shafwah56 minuter sedan
  • When was this documentary filmed? I couldn't see anybody using masks 😌. And what about the prophet that cures all sorts of disease with his miraculous juice... Africa 🤦‍♂️

    Mukui MbondoMukui Mbondo58 minuter sedan
  • If I were rich and my town looked bad, I would pay each individual to clean around the area. This would help a family and make the town look nice. All the rich like to flaunt their material thing's and turn a blind eye on the poor.

    Cat LoverCat LoverTimme sedan
  • false prophet

    Roel LibajanRoel LibajanTimme sedan
  • who else watching this late af

    drx mgadrx mgaTimme sedan
  • The UK wants it's charity donations back

    Tabula RasaTabula RasaTimme sedan
  • 18:28 Oh! Those clouds look like twin dragons.

    EdeinawcEdeinawc2 timmar sedan
  • Get up on that capitalism horse. Goodluck

    Alex MccabeAlex Mccabe2 timmar sedan
  • Thats how it is in most developing and underdeveloped countries

    fred tacangfred tacang2 timmar sedan
  • Western countries should stop using puppet govt in poor countries to control and loot resources. Whatever they did for last 3 centuries is enough. All the luxury we see in wealthy countries is result of greedy policies . Lets set new standard for development. Let there be equality.

    vivek purivivek puri2 timmar sedan
  • This is all incredibly infuriating and nauseating on soo many levels...

    TwoSpirit Empathic SunseedTwoSpirit Empathic Sunseed3 timmar sedan
  • 24:58 that young man ain’t twenty who tf you tryna fool💀

    Straykids SeungminStraykids Seungmin3 timmar sedan
  • great documentary. If i ever need to see the face of evil...i'll come to this video and skip to the prophet's part. Gasoline it is. unfuckinbelievable.

    one solo bumone solo bum3 timmar sedan
  • OMG that rent was crazy expensive. 3500 euro /month earning, 1200 euro for rent. What the heck is happening there? So security really that expensive

    Farhan GalantinoFarhan Galantino3 timmar sedan
  • 21:30 #RickRoss

    alizedadiva11343alizedadiva113433 timmar sedan
  • Even the millionaries look broke, wtf

    Dominik BačinićDominik Bačinić3 timmar sedan
  • Jeses there is even an umbrella guy

    sindiso tebelesindiso tebele3 timmar sedan
  • "Thanks to the juice" ....

    Ivan MifsudIvan Mifsud3 timmar sedan
  • I'm believer of Jesus Christ, I believe Faith does heal not the stuff..

    Like JesusLike Jesus3 timmar sedan
  • I think they are speaking french, one of many languages.

    Teresa WalkerTeresa Walker3 timmar sedan
  • ...and the juice will bring the children back to life, but not the adults 🤔

    Tima MehlesTima Mehles4 timmar sedan
  • "Maggot sellers..." - why?

    GullWing StormGullWing Storm4 timmar sedan
  • Africa countries have the same stories..... Anglophone and Francophone

    Taofik AbassTaofik Abass4 timmar sedan
  • Where are the doctors or the health department of Democratic Republic of 🇨🇩 congo.I can't understand

    Ha22ssana ees 32 JallohHa22ssana ees 32 Jalloh4 timmar sedan
  • The so called prophet is supported by the useless government

    Ha22ssana ees 32 JallohHa22ssana ees 32 Jalloh4 timmar sedan
  • He/ the prophet should be arrested its a fraud.

    Ha22ssana ees 32 JallohHa22ssana ees 32 Jalloh4 timmar sedan
  • 😑

    My MindMy Mind4 timmar sedan
  • Fake prophet.when will Africans learn.

    Ha22ssana ees 32 JallohHa22ssana ees 32 Jalloh4 timmar sedan
  • That profit is disgusting

    Oli ROli R4 timmar sedan
  • I love and admire Mamie the bread 🍞 seller,she reminds me of my 👩 mom, she is an entrepreneur.

    Ha22ssana ees 32 JallohHa22ssana ees 32 Jalloh4 timmar sedan
  • How will the pay for the electricity, when 70% doesn't have job,it's a joke

    Ha22ssana ees 32 JallohHa22ssana ees 32 Jalloh4 timmar sedan
  • This mining process is just a view of pure greed and exploitation, smh. No form of even little excavation mechanism.

    Retro MadeRetro Made4 timmar sedan
  • I cried when I see my brothers/African slaving our own,I cried I can't understand why humans are so evil,why African leaders ,business help their own.

    Ha22ssana ees 32 JallohHa22ssana ees 32 Jalloh4 timmar sedan
  • this just inspired me to start a biz in africa, she is right so much money to be made. especially in my country cote d ivoire , very rich.

    RatedRated4 timmar sedan
  • 6:50 africans in a nutshell loooool

    RatedRated5 timmar sedan
  • Stop stealing our resources give us our economical power

    Dabu IDabu I5 timmar sedan
  • 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 ;(

    Estella MitchellEstella Mitchell5 timmar sedan
  • 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!!!! 💔💔💔

    L U SL U S6 timmar sedan
  • Black lives matter??? Not when your rich!!! This world is sad and disgusting!

    Greasetown originalGreasetown original6 timmar sedan
  • Gasoline lemon juice for followers 😂😂🤣🤣🤣

    Muhammad SufiMuhammad Sufi6 timmar sedan
  • I love the entrepreneur that want to build hydro generator. I also want to make my nuclear power plant one days in Malaysia.

    Muhammad SufiMuhammad Sufi6 timmar sedan

    Justin DancerJustin Dancer6 timmar sedan
  • It's one thing to be corrupt. It's another to be corrupt and be so short sighted about capital improvements. I don't get the millionaire miner guy riding death roads to the source of wealth and crowing about his sucess. wtf.... Why don't you build a fucking road? The west and china is corrupt as hell, but you see, they actually build the roads, bridges, electric plants,hospitals ... they might charge you corruption 10X to build it, but they will build it. The corruption is actually productive. The African elites take the corruption money and spend it on Gucci bags in Europe.

    omnipenguinifyomnipenguinify6 timmar sedan
  • 33:22 mark guy wears a illuminati shirt 🤔

    Marie MassariMarie Massari6 timmar sedan
  • 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?

    Lynne TurnerLynne Turner6 timmar sedan
    • And what's wrong with that?

      Shaun CameronShaun Cameron5 timmar sedan
  • That was Dope! Mega Informative!

    Abeja ReinaAbeja Reina7 timmar sedan
  • Beware of false prophet

    Cavana CavanaCavana Cavana7 timmar sedan
  • 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.

    Brian DunnBrian Dunn7 timmar sedan
    • According to who? Take that issue up with the government since the government is responsible for the scientist, doctor and teacher's salaries.

      Shaun CameronShaun Cameron5 timmar sedan
  • God will never help you

    Jose SibrioJose Sibrio7 timmar sedan
  • The prophet is a wicked SOB.

    Dinique BuncheDinique Bunche7 timmar sedan
  • Buys macs. ... ok

    J TaylorJ Taylor8 timmar sedan
  • Almost like indonesia

    Ge TeGe Te8 timmar sedan
  • 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.

    Marshet GirmaMarshet Girma8 timmar sedan
  • That juice has to be nut, shit looks disgusting

    Parker YaegerParker Yaeger8 timmar sedan
  • I could never live a lavish lifestyle and watch 20 feet away from me people suffer and struggle for food.

    Most Wanted GamingMost Wanted Gaming8 timmar sedan
  • People are so foolish but for the fake man he will be in hell

    Dwight StrachanDwight Strachan8 timmar sedan
  • The UN criminal organisation

    Robear TaniwhaRobear Taniwha9 timmar sedan
  • Fake Prophet stop stealing poor people's money💰😠😠

    Yakuba ContehYakuba Conteh9 timmar sedan
  • Central Republic of congo can do better.

    ShaunShaun10 timmar sedan
  • Doctors rip 😂😂😂😂

    Ravi AppuRavi Appu10 timmar sedan
  • How does he drive by this neighborhoods every morning and not feel compelled to do something for anyone other than himself? Politicians 🤦🏾‍♀️

    Snowflake1 IloveSnowflake1 Ilove10 timmar sedan
  • '''The Juice''...:))

    andrei polizacheandrei polizache10 timmar sedan
  • Watching this documentary, I just realize that, neither a devil can be so cruel with own similitaries.

    Hugo RitzHugo Ritz10 timmar sedan
  • soo blacks in africa act like white peopel over here but were racists loll.....

    Jennifer BowenJennifer Bowen11 timmar sedan
  • Damn those were some rude ass officers lol..

    Vonna B DiorVonna B Dior11 timmar sedan
  • im so traumatized w this prophet guy sellin these “miracle juices” w gasoline, like thats so inhumane. People really do crazy things for money.

    Hibaq IsakHibaq Isak11 timmar sedan
    • Nd they believe in it imagine!!!

      mj jnrmj jnr2 timmar sedan
  • Too many rich ppl to cant help the poor

    JustinJustin11 timmar sedan
  • 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 🤮

    Phila NdhlovuPhila Ndhlovu11 timmar sedan
  • 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

    Chris RebirthChris Rebirth11 timmar sedan
  • 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.

    Diana PrinceDiana Prince11 timmar sedan
  • Female police officers confused.

    Edgar OtienoEdgar Otieno11 timmar sedan
  • 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!

    James RadovaJames Radova11 timmar sedan
  • whats in that juice im thirsty now

    i K.i K.11 timmar sedan
  • This DW video was brought to you by Toyota. Let's go places.

    Otocinclus CatfishOtocinclus Catfish11 timmar sedan
  • 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.

    ValenciaValencia11 timmar sedan
  • The "prophet" can go straight to hell like how can you do your OWN people like that.. this shit reminds me of how the catholic church back in the days would let people redeem their sins with indulgence letters smh

    LoïcLoïc12 timmar sedan
  • This just looks like Venezuela, we just happen to have better infrastructure (streets, buildings, etc), but the rest is identical, really sad documentary and really good job👍

    Miguel MedinaMiguel Medina12 timmar sedan
  • 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.

    jk Emmanueljk Emmanuel12 timmar sedan
    • Come to INDIA, dear AFRICANS.

      Dinesh BhatDinesh Bhat4 timmar sedan
  • 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

    Swxvy 1Swxvy 112 timmar sedan
  • 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.

    Natasha SaeedNatasha Saeed12 timmar sedan
  • Greed and selfishness will be the demise of many a man. The disparity is too wide between the have and the have nots . The rich should all read the story of Nebuchadnezzar, who grew claws like eagles and ate grass like animals. Pride, greed and selfishness will be the end of man. We are ball just stewards to the blessings bestowed upon us, to share is to honour God.

    verona cooperverona cooper12 timmar sedan
  • The real pandemic is the capitalistic mindset- poisoning everyone into this pyramid of classes. Pathetic.

    AbcflcAbcflc12 timmar sedan
    • No.

      Shaun CameronShaun Cameron5 timmar sedan
  • 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 .

    stalin1909stalin190913 timmar sedan
  • Congo 🇨🇩 is very rich .

    bofa joelbofa joel13 timmar sedan
  • Queen N'zinga of the congo .This Sister fought 3 white nation at the same time and died in her sleep in her bed.

    Willie ItsonWillie Itson13 timmar sedan
  • This is Africa.

    Davies WambwaDavies Wambwa13 timmar sedan
  • 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.

    DJ HollidayDJ Holliday13 timmar sedan
  • 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?

    Acheri AugustinoAcheri Augustino13 timmar sedan
  • Why not begin from 1900 to give a better perspective?

    The Asomasi PodcastThe Asomasi Podcast13 timmar sedan
  • WHO CARES about the super rich? Greedy Sociopaths

    Just MoiJust Moi13 timmar sedan
  • Rich is poor from the heart & poor is rich from the heart even offer own food to poor round the world

    vipan purivipan puri13 timmar sedan
  • Wow the bread seller is the real Millionaire here

    Andril A ChakrabortyAndril A Chakraborty13 timmar sedan
  • don't smoke no butts whiles drinkin da juice.....just sayin

    Steve VastakisSteve Vastakis14 timmar sedan