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

3 apr. 2021
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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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  • Journalism at its best. Great job DW

    Cabover_BandaCabover_Banda3 minuten geleden
  • The sheep of religion. 😂 Too thick for science? Don’t worry, there’s always Religion.

    Graham HGraham H19 minuten geleden
  • African leaders need to be flogged

    Zay D.Zay D.27 minuten geleden
  • There can be no hope for a country in which hundreds of thousands if not millions of people line up to buy cure-all gasoline and lemon prophet juice.

    Bernd JendrissekBernd Jendrissek56 minuten geleden
  • wish the best for africas future

    VuovdiVuovdiUur geleden
  • How can they ommit the role eurpoe plays and Multinationals play in distabilizing congo? This is a useless documentary white washed

    Kago LekobaKago LekobaUur geleden
  • Props to the UN peace keepers

    garial marshgarial marshUur geleden
  • PROPS to the married black couple, they look genuinely happy, the wife is glowing 💞

    garial marshgarial marshUur geleden
  • The pink cabs are amazing. The rich getting richer and the poor remain poor, this is the story in every continent. It’s never ending.

    Ivelisse GonzalezIvelisse GonzalezUur geleden
  • ça fait mal au coeur cette histoire de prophète.

    N SON SOUur geleden
  • 👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿

    James LeeJames LeeUur geleden
  • My heart weeps for my African fellow mates. Only hard work will prevail. This documentary taught me so much about Congo than I have read in books. Sincere appreciation from Nairobi Kenya

    Wanja DouglasWanja Douglas2 uur geleden
  • The start-up Taxi-Cab company: Founded by a woman. All hirees for drivers: decided by a Man! Why do i feel all her investors are Male!

    Craig FordCraig Ford2 uur geleden
  • It seems like everyone in this country has a say on how to be rich

    LairenjamLairenjam2 uur geleden
  • These rich people never cease to DISGUST me.

    Ellsworth DavisEllsworth Davis2 uur geleden
  • Not gonna lie, even in Africa the "super rich" still look like they live in a dump, just with flashy cars.

    Metit FourMetit Four2 uur geleden
  • are they speaking french?

    ****3 uur geleden
  • Now do the United States.

    meerkensmeerkens3 uur geleden
  • Never trust a prosperity gospel preacher.

    Saint KupoSaint Kupo3 uur geleden
  • How does a woman who previously worked as a nurse Triple her salary becoming a taxi driver there is no way professionals would make less and are less desired than taxi drivers no offense to your trade however there is an essential need for one over the other. Something is not right

    hundedbarz718hundedbarz7183 uur geleden
  • This was honestly so sad

    Jose Antonio JijonJose Antonio Jijon3 uur geleden
  • Poverty exists not because we can’t feed the poor but because we can’t satisfy the rich

    JamesJames3 uur geleden
  • 28:54 Girl be like n*** let me see that snake

    Tales of A B & CTales of A B & C3 uur geleden
  • dirty city

    Special ServicesSpecial Services3 uur geleden
  • That river!! 🤢🤢🤮

    Ericka MedinaEricka Medina3 uur geleden
  • why doesnt the UN takes action against the man who is selling that juice and also against the govt who is promoting it .... as there is no other way the people can be saved there

    trisha tayatrisha taya3 uur geleden
  • government could atleast construct the roads

    trisha tayatrisha taya4 uur geleden
  • the miner could lose his life..this is so risky

    trisha tayatrisha taya4 uur geleden
  • Very informative documentary that depicts the sad realities of Africa, especially when it comes to a country such as the DRC that probably holds the richest natural ressources on planet earth. This documentary sadly shows how the ongoing political and economic chaos, that has lasted for decades, is undeniably profiting some people. Let's see what the educated diaspora will bring on the table just like that remarkable woman running the pink cab company. The DRC has potentially enough human and natural ressources become one of the richest countries in the world.

    OneOtherDayInSpringOneOtherDayInSpring4 uur geleden
  • This is what capitalism does, everyone should turn to socialism.

    Kamen ManevKamen Manev4 uur geleden
  • Property price is very high while unemployment runs up to 80% and average earning is about $90 per month and government infrastructure projects is non exitance.

    T G ChikukwaT G Chikukwa4 uur geleden
  • First you give donations then you pay for the juice wow🤢🤮

    You're not my daaadYou're not my daaad4 uur geleden
  • When you have titled the footage .... "Life of the Super Rich"" ,, TBH more like the harsh reality of life in the DRC .

    colintravellercolintraveller4 uur geleden
  • google conflict resources in the congo

    Jake HylandJake Hyland5 uur geleden
  • How about you but them a politician

    Kyle MillerKyle Miller5 uur geleden
  • cures Aids lol

    Hope YukizmizuHope Yukizmizu5 uur geleden
  • Cab driver earns 3x more then a nurse!!! No wonder their country is marred in poverty

    pjmac550355pjmac5503555 uur geleden
  • I was here thinking my country is worse,who cursed Africa and its leaders......its such a shame

    Ken KamandeKen Kamande5 uur geleden
  • this is a sad documentary

    Ralpheal LouisRalpheal Louis5 uur geleden
  • Lol "poverty line" even if they would be technically above it they would still live in a slum, what a joke.

    jiri julkujiri julku5 uur geleden
  • Brilliant. Je voidrais visiter Congo!

    Josie BrenemanJosie Breneman6 uur geleden
  • Rebel leader/Business man..........they make so much money, the least they could do is pay well and not exploit the poor. its heart breaking and gross. Nothing to be admired there.

    Erica StoneErica Stone6 uur geleden
  • IS THAT A RAT ON THE WALL AT 8:22?????

    Just In CaseJust In Case6 uur geleden
  • feel bloody sad when there are child labour can't go to school

    東方孤行買豆花東方孤行買豆花6 uur geleden
  • this economy can rise soon

    AKa BigAKa Big6 uur geleden
  • It’s interesting that the poorest people have the most kids. The couple making good money hadn’t even had kids yet lol. It’s like that in America too.

    William TateWilliam Tate6 uur geleden
  • Fisherman making $2 day while mcdonalds on workers want $15 hour

    Jason SJason S6 uur geleden
  • Very educational documentary that is well composed and delivered!

    EMworldEMworld6 uur geleden
  • maggot seller ? why would someone want to buy maggots ? 😐

    Barron IngramBarron Ingram6 uur geleden
  • That's one heck of a wicked prophet.

    Mart Ian SiapnoMart Ian Siapno6 uur geleden
  • Congo is the most beautiful country in the Africa if not the world, yes it doesn't have futuristic sky scrappers but it has been blessed with greenery its one of the few places in Africa where you find it hard to see a deserted landscape I hope they get peace and stability because if they achieve that, Congo can be one of the richest countries in the world.

    Hamza AbdullahiHamza Abdullahi6 uur geleden
  • our country, India is offering help to countries like these and i feel very proud about it. Mny of our soldiers work there as Un peacekeepers, im sure that one day congo will become prosperous

    Soham ChoughuleSoham Choughule7 uur geleden
  • He could afford to give each and every one of them $50 not $50 to split between them.. but they were grateful

    stacy conreystacy conrey7 uur geleden
  • Am I the only one thinking people who give their savings to a self-proclaimed prophet to buy miracle juice deserve no better?

    s1nnocenses1nnocense7 uur geleden
  • Sigh, rich in natural resources but bec. of war and especially corruption.... the whole country is down.

    NRNR7 uur geleden
  • One word to explain the condition of that country: CORRUPTION

    Dennison JDennison J8 uur geleden
  • They say Religion is the opium of the people, now they have people drinking gasoline?🤮🤮

    Nicholas NgugiNicholas Ngugi9 uur geleden
  • These rich psychopaths that don't help fix the roads and make the cities nicer to live in deserve to experience the conditions other people have to overcome and little kids work in mines while they have so much money they have michellin star conditiobs. Sad. May God help the poor

    Pete ParkerPete Parker9 uur geleden
  • See I respect if you get rich off making a genuine business (like that power plant dude, which is also actually helping others through creating more jobs) but that "juice" dude.. nah that's terrible.

    TTTT9 uur geleden
  • It's so sad especially that politician miner who can't even improve the road they use everyday

    Qedi QediQedi Qedi9 uur geleden
  • This prophet is earning fucking well

    zoi andreszoi andres9 uur geleden
  • As a Congolese , living abroad, it is sad to see how people are suffering and yet some are becoming rich. One day justice will be served... Sad reality

  • I met a man from the DRC who was in South Africa at the time. He told me his whole family was murdered.

    SallySally9 uur geleden
    • Damn

      Stacy BrendaStacy Brenda5 uur geleden
  • that prophet.. my brain hurts

    HALE IRWINHALE IRWIN10 uur geleden
  • french is milking most African countries

    ِAmin Al_HussawiِAmin Al_Hussawi10 uur geleden
  • 3500 euros for a family is like poverty where I come from

    NM GamingNM Gaming10 uur geleden
  • 20 my a**! more like 14

    Tamika ShephardTamika Shephard11 uur geleden
  • You ever notice how African villages are super happy despite their conditions?

    卐Zoomer卐Zoomer11 uur geleden
  • Fools

    Emmanuel OchiEmmanuel Ochi11 uur geleden
  • I am from Indonesia and I hope that DRC won't travel the same path as Indonesia did whereby the earnings went only to a small group, often politicians turned businessmen and vis-a-vis.

    Chicken Fried RiceChicken Fried Rice11 uur geleden

    L. LaceL. Lace12 uur geleden
  • Same like india

    The TommyThe Tommy12 uur geleden
  • I'm disgusted at how the world is continuesly taking advantage of the natural resources these countries have to offer so theu can fill their pockets , while the population of these countries are literally struggling to stay alive ! And ALL the middle men that are millionaires because of it should really look deep into their soul and share some of this wealth with their brothers & sisters , build schools and educate people so EVERYONE CAN EAT . If this government is too corrupt to do it , then the people need to unite and help each other so they don't fall for swindlers like this demon Dominique khonde SMFH . This is happening because of the lack of education and poverty and no chances for the future! Shame on you Dominique Khonde you f****** demon!!!!

    L. LaceL. Lace12 uur geleden
    • These people do it to themselves so they are their own worst enemies.

      Tampered GoodsTampered Goods9 uur geleden
  • yhoo, he sells it discretely. I don't trust this prophet

    Odwa SigenuOdwa Sigenu12 uur geleden
  • Is this about fally ipupa or?

    Ashley BlackAshley Black12 uur geleden
  • Didn't realize it was 42 min long.

    Harsh KhandelwalHarsh Khandelwal12 uur geleden
  • Poverty is Africa’s best friend

    Victor RiwaVictor Riwa13 uur geleden
  • I wonder what that the juice contain. Wont be surprised if it contain some marijuana

    PoNg PoNgPoNg PoNg13 uur geleden
  • Worldwide all of know coca-cola

    Pradeep KhadkathokiPradeep Khadkathoki13 uur geleden
  • Gasoline with Lemon juice for aids?

    truthtruth13 uur geleden
  • I guess the US is a failed state too.

    Bob WeiramBob Weiram13 uur geleden
  • 41:22 what a big dammed lier

    Dhimitrula BakiuDhimitrula Bakiu14 uur geleden
  • They are there just to hear for the juice that cure you oh come on man you are scanning them is so sad 😭

    Dhimitrula BakiuDhimitrula Bakiu14 uur geleden
  • You should give subtitle

    Gopal BariGopal Bari14 uur geleden
  • Guy at 27:55 is smoking the lowest effort fake Cohiba (Cuban cigar), I've ever seen. It's probably made from factory sweepings.

    Dette NavnDette Navn14 uur geleden
  • i gotta get me some of this juice

    4 44 415 uur geleden
  • Another good one from DW.

    Mayhem RocketMayhem Rocket16 uur geleden
  • Greetings from Somalia to Congo 🇸🇴🥺🇨🇩

    Abdalla IsmailAbdalla Ismail16 uur geleden
  • They ought to bring Europeans to show them how to build

    DriversSeatDriversSeat16 uur geleden
  • Do they eat maggots in the DRC? With that much inequality it won’t be a safe society. No amount of money will protect the rich from the poor. Another poorly run African nation. The streets are filthy, the roads are bad, the architecture is horrible and the buildings are poorly constructed. That place needs a complete makeover.

    DriversSeatDriversSeat16 uur geleden
  • I just can't. 😢😢😢😢😢😢

    Courtnae SmithCourtnae Smith16 uur geleden
  • Very sad

    AleAle16 uur geleden
  • I wish i could help anyone in need just like Fally Ipupa.

    Ronaldrio7Ronaldrio716 uur geleden
  • Lamborghini guy give them 50 bucks😂

    Power WashPower Wash17 uur geleden
  • Greetings from Somalia to Congo 🇸🇴🥺🇨🇩

    Abdoo IsmailAbdoo Ismail17 uur geleden
  • this is a long ago documentary It got reposted on youtube 👀 *no one listen to this video or what any media says about congo, congolese people are trying their best to change and make their country to be better, of course it would take time or maybe years but they will make it happen one day I pray for them ❣ edit: *the media all aways show the bad side of africa to make none africans or just any foreign scared to go to africa, get to know it or just make foreign think bad about africa....... does anyone notice that they always show everything about war and poverty to make you feel sad and scared 🙄 when we all know that africa is very rich it just the president of most africans country don't do anything to help their country and they eat all the money that the countries have with their families* beside that africa is a great place to be full of culture,color,nice music,nice people,best food and beautiful people, so don't let this old video from long ago make you think bad about congo or africa 😌 has everything you see on tv are never truth..... and to see the real africa if you want to judge it you will need to visit africa first then judge it all you want but if you don't visit africa or want to visit then please don't think bad about it africa is beautiful the media want to scare you they always make africa look bad 😡 watch videos about all 54 african countries you will see the true beauty of all the country 😊 have a beautiful day

    Rebecca M.Rebecca M.17 uur geleden
  • The biggest scammer among them is the pastor, can’t believe what I just watch!!!

    Koko UbasKoko Ubas17 uur geleden
  • All I heard in this video was "ME, ME, ME" and that there is BIG MONEY in the business of RELIGION

    Leetarvius FranklinLeetarvius Franklin17 uur geleden
  • If hell existed, the preacher would have a golden ticket to it

    Luis LascanoLuis Lascano18 uur geleden
  • Erick monga has a good future with his project

    lionel kingslionel kings18 uur geleden