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. brian amayoh
    brian amayoh
    14 minuter sedan

    Fally Ipupa Le meilleur Du Kenya.

  2. Jane Smith
    Jane Smith
    17 minuter sedan

    How irresponsible!! It is one thing to name yourself a prophet, I won’t stop you but to tell someone to drink juice and stop seeing a doctor is beyond insane. Please can someone test this miracle cure!! Because it does not sound healthy to me. If it was that simple world scientists would have used it to cure COVID

  3. Broken Wing
    Broken Wing
    19 minuter sedan

    Any new millionaires with the gold rush there❓

  4. Alexandr Kubraque
    Alexandr Kubraque
    40 minuter sedan

    "The life of super rich in Central Africa". Half time I watched life of miners, fishers... So they are super rich according DW? Or I miss something?

  5. Até onde der! Podcast
    Até onde der! Podcast
    46 minuter sedan

    What a disgusting snake oil salesman, selling garbage to his own desperate people

  6. crandf
    Timme sedan

    They could call their residential area Wakanda

  7. Belle B
    Belle B
    Timme sedan

    wow! the government should protect its people from that so-called prophet.

  8. HighHeelsQueen
    Timme sedan

    Not really a "western" environment, not even in the "rich" area.

  9. Rachel
    Timme sedan

    So my phone originated in Africa and was made in China. Cost 900e and the people who mined and made the phone probably got paid like 50c so samsung made easily 895 profit on the phone... wow...

  10. Rida
    Timme sedan

    This man is selling gasoline mixes it with so-called lemon juice and produces it unhygienically and calls it a miracle, Robs people who spend all the money they have on this 'juice' and believe him and call him a prophet. I Have lost all faith in humanity

  11. So doge wow
    So doge wow
    Timme sedan

    Placebo juice xD

  12. Rain Fathir
    Rain Fathir
    Timme sedan

    This is why I always say education is the most important thing in life. We have to be smart so we can't be fooled by bad people. Unfortunately, for some people, education is an expensive thing. It is very sad to know that education, which should be basic human rights, is actually a privilege in some country, even in my country it self, Indonesia.

  13. Akhona Omari Jako
    Akhona Omari Jako
    Timme sedan

    Great work, thank you for this.

    1. DW Documentary
      DW Documentary
      Timme sedan

      HI @Akhona Omari Jako! Thanks for watching, we're happy to hear that you like this documentary :)

  14. lookwhoscomin
    Timme sedan

    Everyone in the comments that are saying "they won't feel comfortable being rich surrounded by poverty" is incredibly patronising. Fact of the matter is, you guys are doing exactly that ! Living comfortably in your house, with all the luxuries, in front of your laptop while the world perishes in poverty. Unpopular opinion - but - the only difference between them and you is they live in the heart of poverty and actually help the economy and you guys turn a blind eye to it. Doesn't make you any better, if anything it makes you worse. The lambo guy just gave the fishermen 7 euros each. what have you done? NOTHING

  15. RawrItsTayL0R
    Timme sedan

    i dont understand why the lobby area for a company turning over a million dollars a day in coal doesn't have any lighting, and the walls are caked in grime and look so dirty. what kind of shit hole is this?

  16. Francis banengwe lutele
    Francis banengwe lutele
    2 timmar sedan

    The poverty of Africans is not a choice but the manipulation of those outsiders interested in Africa's riches

  17. Ronald Honda
    Ronald Honda
    2 timmar sedan

    We have not yet understood the monsters we have become. If we did, we would not continue to exploit the weak and helpless.

  18. Carl Mason
    Carl Mason
    2 timmar sedan

    But but but these countries are not run by whites, why isnt it a utopia?

  19. I'm Human
    I'm Human
    2 timmar sedan

    I'll bring equality in this world yes I'm human ❤😡

  20. Ronald Honda
    Ronald Honda
    2 timmar sedan

    A man who spends lavishly in the midst of poverty, is in moral decline

  21. Sehun Yehet
    Sehun Yehet
    2 timmar sedan

    im so grateful for born in my own country

  22. Muhammed Sahil
    Muhammed Sahil
    2 timmar sedan

    I think all before that they need proper education

  23. Heba Madi
    Heba Madi
    2 timmar sedan

    Why is life so unfair!!! Why??

  24. Honorine Muamba
    Honorine Muamba
    3 timmar sedan

    They are the real rich in the Congo ,the political thieves and the big businessmen They live in very luxurious villas,swimming pool,domestic,regularly gives parties surrounded by beautiful girls who have Chanel ,Hermes,louboutin where champagnes flows.They have a lot luxurious cars in their villas.Those will never agree to be filmed They like to travel to the west and Dubai by private jet and the population are in black misery because of corruption This houses are show it’s for those who live well,but not for the super rich

  25. RealmEnchanted
    3 timmar sedan

    There needs to be a redistribution of wealth around the world.

  26. Victorious Victorious
    Victorious Victorious
    3 timmar sedan

    A prophet😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 far out these people are so gullible no money now cure lmaooo

  27. Jude E
    Jude E
    4 timmar sedan

    Can’t believe what I just watched

  28. Stryb
    4 timmar sedan

    Wait so he’s a millionaire and gave them only 50$ and he thinks that mansion is just a bit of bricks?!? Wow

  29. Camaya
    5 timmar sedan

    Not the prophet juice heals aids...

  30. monkey
    5 timmar sedan

    That's so bizarre. I would feel so awkward driving a lambo and living in a mansion in a poverty stricken place like this. It almost feels like mocking. If I were that rich, I'd live somewhere else.

  31. Jun Le
    Jun Le
    5 timmar sedan

    I bet Toyota is the best selling car brand in Congo

  32. Hsu Pyae Pyae Lwin
    Hsu Pyae Pyae Lwin
    5 timmar sedan

    There are two types of ‘God’. God who created us and God whom the ‘prophet’ like this guy created.

  33. EyerusalemG
    5 timmar sedan

    Wow this is sad 😞 that false prophet just taking poor peoples money. Disgusting people wow he is making money of people sooo Sad 😢 this is just FALSE FALSE PEOPLE DONT HAVE common sense.

  34. Alekii
    5 timmar sedan

    Congo a failed country whereas the got a huge mineral cover.Make it have sense please

  35. Observer Nikil
    Observer Nikil
    5 timmar sedan

    I hope DRC is able to overcome its security and infrastructure issues soon. There’s no reason for Congolese to stay backward. Best wishes and love from India 🇮🇳♥️🙌🏽

  36. Sir Dr. Michael Mills, Phd. Esq.
    Sir Dr. Michael Mills, Phd. Esq.
    5 timmar sedan


  37. Glam Doll
    Glam Doll
    5 timmar sedan

    Politicians are thieves.

  38. chris miller
    chris miller
    5 timmar sedan

    those mines are insane!!

  39. Laron
    5 timmar sedan

    and this is during pandemic people) this is proof of our governments controlling us over bs, i guess only 1st world countries have covid lmao)

  40. Highly420
    6 timmar sedan

    Are you taking the juice? Good keep taking it... These poor people man, milked by a con artist that steals the little they have and gives them nothing in return other than some mistery potion and fake hope.

    6 timmar sedan

    30:24 this greenary at the bank of the river will die due to water level receding form the dam. As it store a lot of water which will be a problem for all the people and animals who look upon the River for the daily needs and activity. THIS IS NOT DEVELOPMENT, THIS IS PURE DESTRUCTION.⚠️. Instead that man should use solar energy to make electricity. Trust me man India is going through such a problem already.

  42. The Sun God
    The Sun God
    6 timmar sedan

    Great documentary.

  43. Gustav
    6 timmar sedan

    How can you not mention inflation when talking about why people are poor? Its the same fuckn story all over the world, governments print shit loads of money and constantly makes the population poor, basically a stable way of robbing people. Only when we realize that governments and their crappy money should be eliminated will poverty end. STOP SUPPORTING GOVERNMENTS AND STOP PAYING TAXES!! THEN WE WILL SEE THE WORLD WE WANT

  44. DAVID Bernal
    DAVID Bernal
    6 timmar sedan

    I hope his juice can cure the yeast infection he’s going to get from wearing shiny leather pants on a hot day

  45. Movie Blow by Blow
    Movie Blow by Blow
    6 timmar sedan

    I mean what's the difference between that rich ass dude and those dictators. It's probably that held a high position. This dude is probably exploiting the people and resources just the same.

  46. Henry Lawsky
    Henry Lawsky
    6 timmar sedan

    “Maggot” sellers????

  47. varun rathi
    varun rathi
    7 timmar sedan

    Non veg and lust leads to destruction. Kill the lust and be a brahmacharya for 12 years.

  48. rea
    7 timmar sedan

    extortion of the poor... sorry, that "prophet" should be in jail.

  49. Alex Justask
    Alex Justask
    7 timmar sedan

    Just finished watching this interesting video. On a random note, that juice stuff lloll i wonder what's in it.

  50. Bennet Briggs
    Bennet Briggs
    7 timmar sedan

    Six million deaths in interior affairs? Germany needed a world war, and to fight everybody at once, to loose that amount in battle. (5,2 million German soldiers died in combat during ww2. With 12 million deployed soldiers in six years, that's close to half, I would say. Kongo they seemed to kill that many of themselves, which just shows the damn scale of this! :O)

  51. Not Sure
    Not Sure
    7 timmar sedan

    I don't know, pay caps, enough to spark innovation and keep capitalism alive but enough to keep the crazy and the lovers of money away. Spread the wealth, the money will be spent not hoarded.

  52. Nicole D. NOTIZIE
    Nicole D. NOTIZIE
    7 timmar sedan

    Yes children work there. No way that guy is 20!! Disgusting

  53. Jay Sim
    Jay Sim
    7 timmar sedan

    If I had a billion dollars, Congo would be on the bottom of my list of countries I'd consider living in.

  54. Kwame Cool
    Kwame Cool
    7 timmar sedan

    This is America

  55. Nicole D. NOTIZIE
    Nicole D. NOTIZIE
    7 timmar sedan

    Honestly you gain the equivalent of .. what??? 50 millions dollars per months in the west ..... we must think of costs of life etc etc/ and wages.... if regular people live with 7 euros a week... well being a millionaire in euros there is like being Jeff Bezos in USA.... kinda of. - so I find bad that he only gives a little smght. It’s not better than nothing; give them 50 Euros you prick!!!! Each!!! Not to share! Give them a month’s work considering it’s like nothing if you have millions of euros!! And that freaking car!!! It’s insulting

  56. Surfergrl72Roxy
    8 timmar sedan

    That's a great idea offering women the work in Ubixcabs. As well as offering snacks and drinks for the ride. If I ever find myself there on travels I'm definitely using her cab startup. Would love to be able to talk to them more.

  57. somyod2u
    8 timmar sedan

    So this is where some of the " foreign aid " ( or whatever the current PC name for it is ) from Europe ends up.

  58. TR R
    TR R
    8 timmar sedan

    What that giant country needs is infrastructure and transfer of technologies that will obviously create lots of jobs!!! People are vibrant and usually are enthusiastic and creative. Nevertheless, the rule of the law that lacked for several decades should be established and respected; of course the never-ending culture of corruption should stop! And, if it doesn't, Congo will always be exploited and disconnected, somehow! It's sad. Boboto na bino nyoso!

  59. Edward kwakye
    Edward kwakye
    8 timmar sedan

    We are not alone in Ghana. The religious deception continues unabated!

    1. Edward kwakye
      Edward kwakye
      8 timmar sedan

      Traduction française: On n'est pas seul au Ghana. La deception réligieuse se poursuit sans cesse!

  60. Milanzi - The King Of Africa
    Milanzi - The King Of Africa
    8 timmar sedan

    The pastor at the end, illustrates why religion is a huge problem for AFrica...

  61. Charmaine Hayes
    Charmaine Hayes
    8 timmar sedan

    These people are being deceived, this is not holliness. Christ is coming back and he is gonna send these people straight to hell. They need to read their Bible there's no such thing as drinking gaseline to cure you. He's getting rich off the poor Jesus is gonna killed him .

  62. Milanzi - The King Of Africa
    Milanzi - The King Of Africa
    8 timmar sedan

    When DRC rises, no one will ever hold Africa back... I mean that....

  63. jagadish Ethirajan
    jagadish Ethirajan
    9 timmar sedan

    13:47 this is what is called progress

  64. 03 AI
    03 AI
    9 timmar sedan

    DW's documentaries are always great.

  65. Prakleng Bunhong
    Prakleng Bunhong
    9 timmar sedan

    In Congo people speak more french then France themselves

  66. illuminati agent
    illuminati agent
    9 timmar sedan

    Join the freemason/illuminati for powers,protection,riches and FAM with instance 200 million dollars into your bank account.

  67. somethung
    9 timmar sedan

    Imagine you're the leader of a country and you, and your predecessors, are the reason why 90,000,000 are living in despair and poverty despite the abundance of natural resources. How could you live with yourself?

  68. nick moreto
    nick moreto
    9 timmar sedan

    Great documentary. But sad to see unbalanced of the real world. Just real talk

  69. J FP
    J FP
    10 timmar sedan

    Americans have nothing to complain about

  70. AbsoluteMagic
    10 timmar sedan

    This man had people drinking GASOLINE?!?!

  71. Msindisi Faleni
    Msindisi Faleni
    10 timmar sedan

    Great Documentary... But the last part bored me for some reason

  72. Tlb0082
    10 timmar sedan

    Pour people buying the miracle juice....

  73. Elaine s
    Elaine s
    10 timmar sedan

    So sad 😢 how people take from the desperate people looking for help.

  74. Tlb0082
    11 timmar sedan

    Wishing Women's businesses thrive there

  75. Travel Hog
    Travel Hog
    11 timmar sedan

    Heck, I've got a one hundred trillion dollar bill in my wallet... It's from Zimbabwe.

  76. Robot
    11 timmar sedan

    Where can I get that miracle juice? send me ebay link.

  77. Zig Man
    Zig Man
    12 timmar sedan

    The UN observers are conveniently located where the mines are. Securing the supplies for all our wants.

  78. acajudi100
    12 timmar sedan

    Obey for God is warning us worldwide. Evil demons will never obey, but a hard head makes for a soft behind. Please care for all people. Hands are for helping and not hurting. There is not a reason for homeless or hungers. Put people in studio apartments, train them online, and give $30,000.00, and $2,000.00 per month to train to work online. Take care of your own citizens first!! GREED will destroy this world. SCAMDEMIC.

  79. joemama
    12 timmar sedan

    There is so much room for development if the government wanted to, but they won't cuz that's just how they keep people under their power and on their finger tips.

  80. Michael
    12 timmar sedan

    Awesome documentary. I smiled after seeing this good brother donate to the fishermen. Theres plenty for to go around for us all :)

  81. Alejandro
    12 timmar sedan

    how deprave do you have to be to sell starving people snake oil and stir them away from modern medicine

  82. FAMCMs, Inc
    FAMCMs, Inc
    12 timmar sedan

    America is so small compared to Africa

  83. soinu foig
    soinu foig
    12 timmar sedan

    you're asked, you say you're 20 years old"

  84. Biswajyoti Mukherjee
    Biswajyoti Mukherjee
    12 timmar sedan

    So the Juice cures everything? Hell awaits the so called prophet.

  85. Rose Tshibamba
    Rose Tshibamba
    12 timmar sedan


  86. feisal kedir
    feisal kedir
    12 timmar sedan

    The juice haha how people easily manipulated

  87. Biswajyoti Mukherjee
    Biswajyoti Mukherjee
    12 timmar sedan

    I was suffocating when he was going inside the mine. Damn.

  88. Garden Joy
    Garden Joy
    13 timmar sedan

    Living very richly, squandering money away like that on multiple very expensive cars for instance, whilst living next to people in extreme poverty shows one thing clearly: that such rich are the scumbags of the earth and the populace of hell ever after. No amount of anything will ever rescue them from there. Utter fools!

  89. rav3two
    13 timmar sedan

    40:20 let the healing begin

  90. Judgement Awaits
    Judgement Awaits
    13 timmar sedan

    The moggot sellers kind of caught me off guard. Can anyone help me understand what that's all about, selling moggots? Thanks! Just wish to understand the reason/culture behind it, not here to judge or condemn anyone and anything, especially when I don't understand it.

  91. Ndele Dorothy
    Ndele Dorothy
    13 timmar sedan

    I give up💔💔💔

  92. FlyA350
    13 timmar sedan

    Nice drone footages !

  93. Estelle Bailey
    Estelle Bailey
    13 timmar sedan

    Its disgusting what that so called profit is doing. It's sad how poor people will fall for anything

  94. T MB
    T MB
    13 timmar sedan

    Watching this I can name at least three large infrastructure items that could generate good work to help people and the country.

  95. Alysa Randall
    Alysa Randall
    14 timmar sedan

    So we have the cure for everything

    1. Dinesh Bhat
      Dinesh Bhat
      14 timmar sedan

      Come to INDIA, dear AFRICANS.

  96. Benim Canım
    Benim Canım
    14 timmar sedan

    Fally! Good on you for making it big and not turning your back on your country for the western world. That's incredible. For this reason alone, I'll research you and become a fan. Big ups! 🖤

  97. Knowldedge
    14 timmar sedan

    this is how it works for the lavish lives of a few valueless corrupt people the majority has to pay with misery

  98. Knowldedge
    14 timmar sedan

    all these poor people basically risk their lives for some prick's car , this is the world 2021

  99. TOM_M :3
    TOM_M :3
    14 timmar sedan

    I see that he is a singer and that money has come to him easily, I also do not dislike him and fully support his career. I just think its slightly selfish to sit there with so much money when there are people living in slums only yards away.

  100. Knowldedge
    14 timmar sedan

    the pollution does not travel from one neighborhood to the other