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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  1. Lanada Lanada
    Lanada Lanada
    12 seconden geleden

    im sad that the rich dont want to help the poor, though. No one really needs that much money really. He should actually buy land and build a neighborhood for the disadvantaged. $50...7 euros??? Wow...he has so much more money though...

  2. Roobles Journey
    Roobles Journey
    6 minuten geleden

    Believe me there's no prophet alive in this era but a business man or a magician as this guy. I rather believe the pink taxi woman 🚖🚖🚖

  3. That's A Yeah
    That's A Yeah
    23 minuten geleden

    Love cost $0.

  4. John Christian Barrion
    John Christian Barrion
    34 minuten geleden

    Thank you DW for making this documentary. It was very eye opening. Please continue making these types of films

  5. M B
    M B
    39 minuten geleden

    A company that just employs women or favors women over men is very sexiest imagine it the other way around ffs

  6. Barbara Lugo
    Barbara Lugo
    55 minuten geleden

    A multimillionaire? And driving a toyota??

  7. Kalabuk
    Uur geleden

    It would be hard to find something more evil than that Prophet's "holy juice" business.

  8. Dynamic T
    Dynamic T
    Uur geleden

    The maggots made me gag

  9. moon shine
    moon shine
    Uur geleden

    Keep taking the fake juice. Go to a real physician. No shame.

  10. Solid Rock
    Solid Rock
    Uur geleden

    Du Canada,,, Un système démocratique à valeurs sociales rajoutées pour le petit peuple leur est inconnue . Ce pays souffre du cancer de la corruption qui pue. Pourtant, les gens de couleur sont créatifs,,, mais qu’en est-il de leur dirigeants ?

  11. Lena Ithier
    Lena Ithier
    Uur geleden

    The best way of unity is by...spreading the doors...invest in the communities needs...Unify&prosper...ur people...urselfs....Africa...

  12. russell boyd
    russell boyd
    Uur geleden

    Why do poor people who have nothing, Have so many children,Perhaps they need to develop a hobby,

  13. rocsteadii
    Uur geleden

    Man it’s unfortunate how corruption can destroy a place. Should be a self sustaining region. 🤦🏾‍♂️ OsHa has left the building. Wow extremely dangerous. No safety standards. And should they be handling that coltan barehanded. And there are definitely child workers there. SmH 🤦🏾‍♂️

  14. George George
    George George
    Uur geleden

    we are burning our natural resources fast ... this wont end well .. greed has never been more dangerous in the history of the world ..

  15. Derrick Ruffin
    Derrick Ruffin
    2 uur geleden

    Juice? It's more like kool-aid

  16. snappyturtle1
    2 uur geleden

    Big pharma and the prophet have a lot in common.

    2 uur geleden

    the pink cab lady,, well done

  18. Ibrahim Garcia-Bengochea
    Ibrahim Garcia-Bengochea
    2 uur geleden

    Only a white documentary team would talk about corruption and theft in Africa and forget to mention the colonizer's role in the destabilization of the country. What a predictable shame.

  19. Garry Gemmell
    Garry Gemmell
    2 uur geleden

    Juice lol what a travesty of dishonesty one thing is for sure he will be going downstairs to meet his maker!

  20. FLux
    3 uur geleden

    "Largest french speaking city" Literally larger than all the ones in France.

  21. Diamond Sparkle
    Diamond Sparkle
    3 uur geleden

    This is just sad. "Miracle juice". Shame on him.

  22. DrBeeSpeaks
    3 uur geleden

    @4:00 they said they were my brothers, they called out to me, I have to help them. -Fally Ipupa ❤️

  23. Monna Andree
    Monna Andree
    3 uur geleden

    When your dream is to have s Rolls Royce ..... 21:31 😐🤔

    3 uur geleden

    Educate me; how much is 250 euros in American currency? The couple has a washing machine and no dryer?

  25. the-amazing
    3 uur geleden

    I am from somalia 🇸🇴🇸🇴🇸🇴🇸🇴🇸🇴 he isn't a prophet he is shaydan (devil) he making a money that idiot calling him self am I prophet , naclad kugu dhacde, dadka ya ka qabta shaydaankaas, dadka aftikaanka eh wa iska cawaan, waxaase aminayaan

  26. J K
    J K
    3 uur geleden

    Gosh it would be so much easier if they had traffic lights n road markings. Brilliant more women drivers on the road.

  27. Niini H
    Niini H
    3 uur geleden

    Misleading headline.....

  28. Dangerr
    3 uur geleden

    The country itself is rich but the people are poor .

  29. Amari Mbumba
    Amari Mbumba
    4 uur geleden

    Hardly any mention about the west’s manipulation in my home country ! These mine owners and millionaires are all paid by the likes of France etc. Disgraceful

  30. Lolpower Bols
    Lolpower Bols
    4 uur geleden

    I hear french but like belgium Wallonie french

  31. Gillean Omungo
    Gillean Omungo
    4 uur geleden

    Leadership is the missing link here.

  32. The SeeKer 20/20
    The SeeKer 20/20
    4 uur geleden

    12 minutes into video is worst part. Creepy how deep and unsafe Mining ⛏ conditions are for these workers. Very sad but i can’t help but appreciate being in America 🇺🇸

  33. j s
    j s
    4 uur geleden

    Anyone saw a mia khalifa in the video

  34. Staged Eventer
    Staged Eventer
    4 uur geleden

    All this pushed anger around the globe. Go back to sleep United citizens. Your world government is looking out for you. Western privilege, American privilege xo

  35. The SeeKer 20/20
    The SeeKer 20/20
    4 uur geleden

    I wouldn’t be surprised to find out the “Pink Lady” cab service secretly provides escort service for extra 💰

  36. Jena Brazilian
    Jena Brazilian
    4 uur geleden

    God Bless 😇🙏 * Marie* the widow woman who saile the bread in the corner of the street..She is an inspiration for many women..

  37. Patrick Amwine
    Patrick Amwine
    4 uur geleden

    This is just painful to watch. This maybe from the DRC but it just might as well have been Uganda. The similarities are mind blowing! We still have a long way to go in Africa!

  38. ismail ntefoi
    ismail ntefoi
    5 uur geleden

    Many likes for Eric Monga

  39. Rick CBG
    Rick CBG
    5 uur geleden

    I’ll take living middle class in a 55+ gated community in Florida than in any palace or tree hut in Africa. No thank you

  40. Makena Simani
    Makena Simani
    5 uur geleden

    Very unique female cab service!!

  41. KJ Ndichu
    KJ Ndichu
    5 uur geleden

    Are you taking the juice? Good. Keep taking it.

  42. D. W.
    D. W.
    5 uur geleden

    The prophet needs to go straight to HELL and jail.

  43. Denise Champion
    Denise Champion
    5 uur geleden

    Him: you can do the math Me: don’t worry I am 🧐🤯

  44. lyndzie-jillian King
    lyndzie-jillian King
    5 uur geleden


  45. Thousonaire
    5 uur geleden


  46. Just Ask
    Just Ask
    5 uur geleden

    That's not even half the bs going on in Africa😩😩..... IM JUST GLAD SOMEONE THOUGHT TO BRING A PIECE OF IT TO LIGHT. 👏

  47. Сулим Сулейман
    Сулим Сулейман
    5 uur geleden

    working on camera..beatch

  48. Aaron Bankz
    Aaron Bankz
    5 uur geleden

    If selfishness don't put humanity to distinct then ion think God will.

  49. Nuby
    5 uur geleden

    Everyone knows that the best way to bring poor people up is by bringing rich people down. Let's try that, and if millions die of starvation in the process, let's try again.

  50. Toi
    6 uur geleden

    What a roller coaster ride of emotions.

  51. Odo Blackstar_:
    Odo Blackstar_:
    6 uur geleden


  52. Orion
    6 uur geleden

    False prophets are really something ELSE bro. I feel for these people being blinded by lies.

  53. Derrick Ruffin
    Derrick Ruffin
    6 uur geleden

    And this, the continent of AFRICA! The richest continent in the world, in terms of natural resources. Yet, in the majority of countries in Africa the majority of the population live in poverty.

  54. Native American Feather
    Native American Feather
    6 uur geleden

    Shame on the con artists with his fake "juice"! Getting rich by ripping off these poor people!

  55. Odo Blackstar_:
    Odo Blackstar_:
    6 uur geleden

    The dad of friend of mine lost his life because a pastor in Nigeria told him to stop his treatment for his kidney disease and pray. A real con artist.

  56. moi meself
    moi meself
    6 uur geleden

    These types of films frustrate me. While they may expose the micro-corruption, nowhere do they discuss WHY things are this way. Africans are *not* inherently corrupt. The WEST created these circumstances. Do we have corrupt people in business and politics? Sure? Is the global trading and finacial system geared against us? Of course. GTFOH. i'm done.

  57. Sarah Muhlanga
    Sarah Muhlanga
    6 uur geleden

    There's loadshedding in congo too😅.....🇿🇦

  58. 0110rroberts
    6 uur geleden

    OMG< the live magots in a bowl, before he said it I could see the bowl moving I was like what they hell is that.

  59. Renan Godinho
    Renan Godinho
    6 uur geleden

    I was impressed by the DRC's social segregation. But this is not very different from my country (Brazil) ..

  60. Native American Feather
    Native American Feather
    6 uur geleden

    Im claustrophobic.Watching this was hard☠ Hats off to those hard workers. Shame on the owner for making kids do that!😔 Many Blessings to the miners

    1. DW Documentary
      DW Documentary
      5 uur geleden

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts! We hope you found the documentary helpful.

  61. k.naomie kerha
    k.naomie kerha
    6 uur geleden

    Between those breads are fresh, crispy and warm in the morning delicious and we love those women who are such hardworking and kind people

  62. k.naomie kerha
    k.naomie kerha
    6 uur geleden

    One word "CAPITALISM"

  63. John Reid
    John Reid
    6 uur geleden

    Gasoline measured mixture is a cure🙄 come on now... I prefer the success of the hydroelectric plant that the one gentleman is trying to build!

  64. Channel 11: INFJ Kingdom
    Channel 11: INFJ Kingdom
    6 uur geleden

    Many there seem to have inappropriate priorities. For example- working toward a fancy car for oneself instead of working toward a better home for the entire family. Craving riches instead of the basics.

  65. Norman Baguma
    Norman Baguma
    7 uur geleden


  66. Dane Woods
    Dane Woods
    7 uur geleden

    Why didn't they mention Patricia Lumumba as a leader in the Congo? This video is propaganda. It's not worth watching.

  67. Brunel Koumba
    Brunel Koumba
    7 uur geleden

    Share 50$ ? for six person’s And he’s a multi million ? 😂 😂 😂 OMG 😱

  68. Marcio Luna Gororoba
    Marcio Luna Gororoba
    7 uur geleden

    Esnobismo em meio a miséria alheia

  69. Iran independence
    Iran independence
    7 uur geleden

    Europeans have always been jealous of Africa's gold and silver resources and can never see African unity, just look at history, Europeans plundered Africa

  70. Renato Bakanovas
    Renato Bakanovas
    7 uur geleden

    Damn. So sad

  71. Hyperlight
    7 uur geleden

    33:20 lmao the MPLA umbrella

  72. Louis G Holland
    Louis G Holland
    7 uur geleden

    God made Man to be doctors not fake Prophecy it's just protein shake we have better juice in America and real medicine 💊💉 for Diseases. This is an Crime people will Die.

  73. Mama Marianovits
    Mama Marianovits
    7 uur geleden

    I am disgusted when I see evil feeding off of the poor and ignorant. This man is no prophet of the living God.!!

  74. Taha Quazi
    Taha Quazi
    7 uur geleden

    Prophet wants a donation😂😂😂

  75. ni6toli4no
    7 uur geleden

    So sad of the richest source of minerals...and the misery beyond the river...but actually the richest European and US companies benefits from that...this case is like the prostitution one...don’t blame the prostitutes, but the filthy, rich clients all around the world. The next stop is Mars /who knows/ for these filthy rich we see it. Probably we need not only WHo , but also World social and I economic world organisations 🙄😒 AMEN!! 😳 DW WHY DON’t you spare your effort, but tracing the EU and US connections in this human crime, instead showing these well known facts? Yes it is easy and cheap “journalism” showing only the problems,. SERIOUSLY DO SOME REAL JOURNALIST STUFF HERE. DON’t fear your sponsorships... the humanity is on stake.

  76. Louis G Holland
    Louis G Holland
    7 uur geleden

    Say no to evangelicals not an African Religion not real God do not need man to Preform his miracle's.

  77. The Unrecognised artist
    The Unrecognised artist
    7 uur geleden

    Authorities..hey what's in the juice there buddy?. Fraudster...a big ass bag of cash. Authorities... everything seems legit, ok thanks for playing ball. Bye.

  78. Louis G Holland
    Louis G Holland
    8 uur geleden

    Trying live like west America Comes at ☠️☠️ price God all things that shine is not of him.

  79. Louis G Holland
    Louis G Holland
    8 uur geleden

    God made Ropes and ventilation system they have all Resources to build but they just have Wrong government in charge.

  80. Jjuuko Aula prince
    Jjuuko Aula prince
    8 uur geleden

    Uganda was supposed to be inclusive with museveni being president fr over 40yrs with his brothers n families being da richest people

  81. Louis G Holland
    Louis G Holland
    8 uur geleden

    Mean tell me there are no Rock mining ⛏️ in country to pave the Roads crazy.

  82. TumhariSakhi
    8 uur geleden

    Production numbers in a ledger book? Not on a computer?

  83. Callyod Media2
    Callyod Media2
    8 uur geleden

    "the juice" 🤣🤣🤣

  84. Louis G Holland
    Louis G Holland
    8 uur geleden

    Make shore invest in back up generator for homes and solar power.

  85. k!ng quan
    k!ng quan
    8 uur geleden

    When hs said "keep taking the juice"😂

    8 uur geleden

    We Africans can't be helped.

  87. Endiotloser slave
    Endiotloser slave
    8 uur geleden

    Lol gasoline lemonade juice can heal aids and raise the dead 😄😁😆😅

  88. Miracle Roma
    Miracle Roma
    8 uur geleden

    When the first con man meet the first fool.

  89. Callyod Media2
    Callyod Media2
    8 uur geleden

    It's sad how Africa in the most exploited continent in the world and the people live in such poor conditions, something needs to be done about all this injustice!!!!

  90. Graham Shoost
    Graham Shoost
    8 uur geleden

    I’m going to drink lots of juice tomorrow, just in case that prophet is right!

  91. Dark & lovely
    Dark & lovely
    8 uur geleden

    The juice are you for real smh Jehovah God please stop this madness in your son Jesus Christ amen.

  92. Carrie Dooly
    Carrie Dooly
    8 uur geleden

    Wait, a taxi driver makes 3X the amount a nurse makes???

  93. Blue Marvel
    Blue Marvel
    9 uur geleden

    Don't drink the kool aid or the juice smh lol

  94. Kevin Edwards
    Kevin Edwards
    9 uur geleden

    Sad sad sad sad - sure there’s corruption everywhere but dam this is crazy

  95. Seo Jung Park
    Seo Jung Park
    9 uur geleden

    this prophet dude is a scam

  96. Mr. E
    Mr. E
    9 uur geleden

    I understand how terrible extreme poverty is to a society, i dont understand why poverty and and filth have to walk hand in hand. Impoverished or not what compels human beings to live in they’re own trash? Its like for every thing corruption has done to Africa, Africans do 10 equally detrimental things to themselves and each other. How can this ever change? Especially when the people themselves are dead set on staying the same...

  97. Saddam Mughal
    Saddam Mughal
    9 uur geleden

    Juice 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  98. Business Seeker
    Business Seeker
    9 uur geleden

    For those wondering at 17:05, 40 tons is about 1.6 million dollars.

  99. Laura Buckley
    Laura Buckley
    9 uur geleden

    Those properties would still only house our lower middle classes

  100. The Nova
    The Nova
    9 uur geleden

    *That prophet thing is disgusting*