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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Uchiha Avenger
Uchiha Avenger 26 minutter siden
Did he really just give them €50 to SHARE? 😐 cmon bro
Shawarmang 27 minutter siden
A prophet with juice...they are brainwashed as if these people didn't have it hard enough
Kevin Lumenello
Kevin Lumenello 30 minutter siden
Africa is so rich in so many things not just money . Great documentary:)
Teone Launay
Teone Launay Time siden
Where can I buy this juice from 🤣😂😂😂
The mongolian way
The mongolian way 2 timer siden
When was this shot?
Dee Fitzgerald
Dee Fitzgerald 2 timer siden
It’s so sad how some people who have a lot and other’s have nothing......This man should invest in his own country buy helping with the minerals that are rich in his country.....
akuaku 2 timer siden
All these rich folks in these poor countries but hard any of them do a lot to help their own people. Those in power are at fault too
Henry C
Henry C 2 timer siden
26:44 The city of Chicago is right in that group😱🤣🤣
Eric Gary
Eric Gary 3 timer siden
I make huge profits on my investment since I started trading with Mrs Anna,her trading strategies are top much
Mike Denny
Mike Denny 3 timer siden
Wow, amazing to see others who trade with Mrs Anna I am currently on my 5th trade with her and my portfolio has increased tremendously
Onli Eena Belize
Onli Eena Belize 3 timer siden
Fake ass prophet.
Pat 3 timer siden
They're trying to find out how the rich get rich while others are in poverty. Well, you need to find out why that happens in Germany and America as well.
Caryn Benson
Caryn Benson 3 timer siden
My people perish because of lack of knowledge... however I believe if you believe in something it will work for you ... this is SAD 😔
Babaero Max
Babaero Max 3 timer siden
worst bribery i bet.. that is why the social gap is so far
Killy_ Hoffman
Killy_ Hoffman 3 timer siden
Dw do this kind of documentary in Tanzania
Caryn Benson
Caryn Benson 3 timer siden
My heart is bleeding... I would not even be able to stay under there for 2 seconds ... 😔😔😔
Just Another Shitty YouTube Channel
Just Another Shitty YouTube Channel 3 timer siden
Even the subtitles are going WTH?, after seeing the shit that's going on down there. (I am referring to the question marks).
Vanessa Haileka
Vanessa Haileka 3 timer siden
This is in 2021?
ABHISHEK ARYA 3 timer siden
Mysterious juiceeee........god help them
Sheldon Armstrong
Sheldon Armstrong 4 timer siden
when was this filmed? Is this before COVID or ???
Totallymaria 4 timer siden
Sending all my blessings to the Congolese people. 🙏 Patricia seems like a kind and thoughtful person, hope her business prospers.
cameron pickard
cameron pickard 4 timer siden
just 50 bucks?
UBUNTU 4 timer siden
Why are African so crazy about religion. It sad to see people become so gullible 😟😢
Charming nowhere to hide
Charming nowhere to hide 4 timer siden
"The Juice" looks nasty af
daveydoesit 5 timer siden
If your part of the super poor stop having kids
daveydoesit 5 timer siden
Wow I didn't realize how easily people are manipulated until reading these shitty comments
Jessica Pace
Jessica Pace 5 timer siden
I think its disgusting that the rich is literally right across from ppl suffering. This world is so corrupt
Rob Ashton
Rob Ashton 5 timer siden
"It cures AIDS, stomach pain, liver cancer, cirrhosis, lots of things..." Ye gods woman! No it does _not!_ This sort of crap _infuriates_ me. If there _is_ a hell, there will be a particularly hot, pointy corner of it for those who peddle snake-oil "cures" to the sick and the desperate by exploiting their faith and their superstitious natures. Truly the work of conscience-free scum. Edit: Hang on, "It can bring children back from the dead"??? What The actual F***? How much of a ethically bereft bastard does someone need to be to pull _that_ move on grief-stricken parents? Can you imagine what would happen if someone like him got their feet under the table at an actual pharmaceutical company? It's the stuff of nightmares.
Kumo I Iipinge
Kumo I Iipinge 6 timer siden
Some countries in Africa are a joke DRC is a joke my Namibia is run way better look how that mine is runned!
ChiefJustice Middleton
ChiefJustice Middleton 6 timer siden
the leaders and banking interests are the problem for all of what is happening in the world. There is no balance whatsoever. left vs right paradigm. Its so sad and now we have this fake plandemic on top of all this nonsense
Melody M Sizemore
Melody M Sizemore 6 timer siden
Wow. I really hope the millionaires over there are trying to help their fellow countrymen who are living in horrible poverty.
miiiikku 6 timer siden
These people can be any age imaginable. While working for cobalt mine 11 year old can be 20. While applying for asylum 37 year old man can be 15. Its a miracle.
Gagandeep Singh
Gagandeep Singh 7 timer siden
Good and engaging documentary
Cold Turkey
Cold Turkey 7 timer siden
Super rich in Africa?’s the folks who try to call me or email me saying I have $50 million waiting for me but it’s stuck at some bank and I need to give them all my personal information to get these funds. 😂
JustAnother Soul
JustAnother Soul 7 timer siden
Without our cellphones and tablets we wouldn’t be watching this documentary on how these poor, desperate people scratch in the earth to provide the mineral coltan that is needed to make our cellphones and tablets which allow us to watch this documentary.
H Dackewiecz
H Dackewiecz 7 timer siden
With Biden’s immigration policies, it won’t be long until we live like they are.
leferreirax music
leferreirax music 7 timer siden
what about the european and american contribution to this situation ? GIVE me the Truth !!
sanket solanki
sanket solanki 7 timer siden
Laifa Kumo
Laifa Kumo 7 timer siden
Corrupt leaders, uneducated masses and religion. A recipe for disaster.
Shaggy Waves
Shaggy Waves 8 timer siden
Is there children working in the mines *smiles* no, thats illegal
Onesmus Nyaberi
Onesmus Nyaberi 8 timer siden
Much difference from Fally Ipupa to that Entrepreneural lady
slpl 8 timer siden
Why instead of buying luxury cars help your poor neighbors, I guess if you don’t buy one car you would be able to build a couple schools for kids or even a hospital.
riptorn 9 timer siden
What's with the donkey Kong music
Leo Espinoza
Leo Espinoza 9 timer siden
They were not excited to see yellow jacket!! Lmfao
Stella hamil
Stella hamil 9 timer siden
Can I get a job too🕊️🌟☑️
SgtLevi 9 timer siden
Its soo sad and disturbing to See the Lack of education in Africa , when people believe in this self proclaimed Prophet and His "Miracle" Juice Made from Gasoline!? May God Help them ... Noone should live in poverty and lack of education ! This is such a sad World we live in . And yea there is a Special place in Hell for that "Prophet" and His accomplices .
Sir. Boaz Mutatay
Sir. Boaz Mutatay 9 timer siden
As a Born and raised Congolese citizen who currently lives in Canada, I’ll sump up these documentary in 2 words, BLOODY POLITICIANS.
Kyzzle112718 9 timer siden
Who’s paying these armed rebel groups to go after these natural resources??
Raivolt 9 timer siden
That fake piece of crap prophet needs to be put out of everyone's misery! You can't argue with his miracle cure juice. Gasoline and lemon juice! Of course, it makes perfect sense! It's widely known for curing everything that could be wrong with you, even if you suffer from a bad case of death! I'd better get some magic juice, put an end to Covid and put the rest in my cars gas tank!
Prisca Maloya
Prisca Maloya 9 timer siden
One of the best documentaries I have ever watched.....
Ali Blessed
Ali Blessed 9 timer siden
I'm from Congo and this documentary was definitely made by a white man the undertones of racism is insane ...why did you fail to mention that the whole world would literally be nothing without Congo ..literally the material to make all our phones is only found there or that we have the most gold, diamonds , copper, silver than anywhere else in the whole WORLD or that more people have been killed here by Europeans than any other place in history ...!?
Marcelo Gomés
Marcelo Gomés 5 timer siden
@Rostom Kikava where you from?
Rostom Kikava
Rostom Kikava 7 timer siden
Im also from a poor country, with an avarage salary 150 dollars per month, but we dont leave surrounded by garbage and dont kill each other in the streets. Just get civilized , thats all. And im not racist, im just being real. Try to be real atleast once, and look around.
Melanie Van der bril
Melanie Van der bril 9 timer siden
Why doesn t unicef protect these children as they know what is going on????
boomerang files
boomerang files 10 timer siden
Unfair report. You don't say in kinshasa the roads are unpaved.
NIKA Angela
NIKA Angela 10 timer siden
Wow the prophet become billionaire.this is sick😷
Chri S
Chri S 10 timer siden
why does a rich African looks poor still for me lol
abdi abdullahi
abdi abdullahi 10 timer siden
Karen 10 timer siden
If I have Aids I'll drink the Jus👍🙌🙏👌
eyanae eipa
eyanae eipa 10 timer siden
Becoming a billionaire is not an easy route #Respect to u all including the prophet, I wish I also my ways to be a multybillionaire
CAM BONE 11 timer siden
The last two leaders took the countries wealth. No wonder it’s a failed state. It’s like the people of that country cant count to see him taking hundreds of millions a year
Rolando Arriazola
Rolando Arriazola 11 timer siden
Did they really say that the juice contains gasoline? 😖 I’m no expert but would never drink anything with gasoline in it
Rujez rob
Rujez rob 11 timer siden
I love whole story of congoh and especially the way they they speak french
Kunga Gyaltsen
Kunga Gyaltsen 11 timer siden
Have your god mercy on your sins!!
Integer Consulting
Integer Consulting 11 timer siden
Human stories are the same everywhere. Everyone is out to get the most they can for as little as they can, whenever they can. Even in the US there are crooked profiteers in abundance. Watch a documentary on the drug trade and you will realize our greed is universal, and it is limitless. Sad.
Cake A
Cake A 11 timer siden
O. M. G. I cannot believe how ignorant I am. I never dreamed this could be happening on our planet, in these days. The unsafe mines, the miracle juice, those men should be in prison. Ide pay dude mine owner 18 euros to go in one of the graves/mines he allows poor desperate destitute people/children to go in. Maybe prophet dude should drink some of his own juice. I wonder if it cures GREED, the most insidious disease on the planet.
Dashas21 12 timer siden
This documentary really sheds proof on the thesis on the 4 steps of society. 1. Tough times create a hardworking and strong people 2. Strong and hardworking people create good times 3. Good times create lazy and weak people 4. Lazy and weak people create tough times. Congo is moving onto step 2 with all the entrepreneurs and businesspeople rising from the ashes.
Mr Clark
Mr Clark 12 timer siden
Truly disgusting selling a drink with gas in it
Blanc Ciarga
Blanc Ciarga 12 timer siden
Blur intensity is not good. 🤔
cegil noram
cegil noram 12 timer siden
Chinsin Pasaje Delos Angeles
Chinsin Pasaje Delos Angeles 13 timer siden
False prophets
Donna Bonn
Donna Bonn 13 timer siden
Europe carved up Africa like a pizza pie...for their natural resources Europe wouldn't have shit if not for Africa... Rape Robbery Slavery Then they call you the savage...
Ritesh Pahladsingh
Ritesh Pahladsingh 13 timer siden
There is an overseas department of Congo in South America called Suriname. Equally poor corrupt, filthy and unstable. the only difference is that instead of coltan they mine gold there.
Clifford Onwonga
Clifford Onwonga 13 timer siden
Africans are blinded with so called self proclaimed prophets.they are enriching themselves and living more people in poverty.This is brainwash and it's so shameful
Alex 13 timer siden
The Coltan business man probably participated in some war crimes as a rebel leader and used child workers. Those miners were not 20, more like 14.
Sami Drif
Sami Drif 13 timer siden
Ask France
Mopap Zayi
Mopap Zayi 14 timer siden
"God doesn't give everything"
purple tree
purple tree 15 timer siden
Its like India. I mean similar. I'm surprised.
Moubarak Halidou
Moubarak Halidou 15 timer siden
Our generation believes in strong Africa. this is just the beginning God bless Africa, these pastors have no places in Africa. we are for you
monkE 15 timer siden
This made me remember of Outer Banks.
oriwan 16 timer siden
The west should provide some knowledge on how effectively prospect and mine with safety and good equipment.... why are they mining with their hand and a pickaxe..
Stephen Dreessen
Stephen Dreessen 16 timer siden
This was awesome to watch, thanks for your work! They said they wear helmets, masks, and boots in the mines; yet I saw no helmets or masks, not even gloves....?
Wong Chwin Yen
Wong Chwin Yen 16 timer siden
I don't think you should drink the miracle don't even know what the "actual" ingredients in it. That's really sad that someone would "exploit" people trust and faith...
Bald Boss Media TV
Bald Boss Media TV 17 timer siden
I don't know why so many people are surprised about the Prophet this hustle is as old as religion itself ,,, from the prophets juice to holy water to prayer cloths ordered off tv ...FACTS
Marcelle Roedolph
Marcelle Roedolph 17 timer siden
Who's racist now
Korey Danilson
Korey Danilson 17 timer siden
I uki
Linda Aya New
Linda Aya New 17 timer siden
Honestly, this is sad because many of these men cannot get to this wealth. There are not enough fair and legal opportunities there because it is a dirty run country. The only way is through education there which I bet is not very possible because it costs money. Such an unstable country. Wealth does NOT equal happiness but the depth of poverty some of them live in is ridiculous. I LOVE THE PINK CARS IDEA. The wealthy here are dirty unless they do what this singer does. He became popular off his music and honestly, I feel he holds dirty money as well. There needs to be a change in their government.
Mill Mill
Mill Mill 17 timer siden
Imagine how fucking evil you must be to scam uneducated desperate people with gasoline lime juice 🤦.
SOMALIA 91 18 timer siden
Honestly these people dont have any heart. How can they have a view of their own brothers and sisters suffer while they relax. I would rather die than live like that!!
Philip Buckley
Philip Buckley 18 timer siden
any good deal on diamonds....
Camelia D
Camelia D 18 timer siden
Fally should teach poor how to sing so they can become rich too. That being said those people at 11:50 who have a view of poverty on the other side of the river bank-__-
Gustavo Corral
Gustavo Corral 18 timer siden
Meanwhile Mia Khalifa on her anual trip the DRC 👀 09:14
Joe Doe
Joe Doe 18 timer siden
Apparently the miracle juice can cure everything. Except stupidity.
Prim Rizvi
Prim Rizvi 18 timer siden
Can't the Prophet vanish Corona Virus from the world!? Did any person from Congo ask him about it?
Pro Saint
Pro Saint 18 timer siden
What does he make a bottle of juice from? Mayaans civilization ,eternal recipe? It cures liver cirrhosis? Holy scam.... He havent tried on AIDS. Quarter of congolese suffer from it and this scam barely works..
Ge Ta
Ge Ta 19 timer siden
None of them (so called successful ones) spoke about how their business plan would help solve the community's economic & social problems and provide more opportunities for the less fortunate ones. All they talk about is how to make money and become millionaires. That prophet is a con artist deceiving those uneducated.
rubens herrera
rubens herrera 19 timer siden
That juice looks like spicy 😂😂😂
Hi! Don vous speak!
Hi! Don vous speak! 19 timer siden
"The juice that can bring the kids back from death... "
Dean Ggold
Dean Ggold 18 timer siden
it's the gasoline that fires up the engine hell yeah baby
Cheryl Jane
Cheryl Jane 19 timer siden
I am still thankful that I live in the Philippines. I hope these people will not be greedy of money and power, they must help those who are living in poverty.
dom taylor
dom taylor 20 timer siden
Watching this on my phone feeling guilty people died
Nickesha Brown
Nickesha Brown 20 timer siden
Maggot sellers, ewe!!!!! Whats the use of selling maggots?
Villanueva Ink
Villanueva Ink 20 timer siden
smh ,you think usa is terrible 🥱🤔 gasoline wit lemon juice cures aids n cancer smfh
Jonash Pañas
Jonash Pañas 20 timer siden
I've been watching DW for over 15 years. Still fascinates me.
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