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. Peter

      No comment.

    2. Fakawma Sama

      I need that petroleum-lemonade 🤣🤣🤣

    3. Fritz Fritz

      Known internationally?

    4. Kurt Eric Munroe

      Just sad.

    5. Joshua Beckett


    6. K S


    7. Peter Van De Velde

      Does amazon sell the juice yet? I need some for my car!

    8. Mustang Boss

      @2:47.. he thinks he has this mansion.. but its a pile of bricks... Italy go get your Lamborghini back

    9. Mustang Boss

      Typical africans... Few take all the riches from the poor and when the other European countries give support then the few take it all for themselves and dont help the poor. Some of there own families are starving.

    10. cyclonicleo

      Prophet? No, a scammer chasing a profit.

    11. doodaay

      Every single countries has a civil war behind the resources. And western countries need that

    12. dat boy young tripp

      This guy with his juice is scamming people wtf cure aids wtf wow he’s making millions off these people wtf trash

    13. Kata FT

      Sidenote: if you manage on those roads without accidents you manage anywhere

    14. dvs288

      When your country's own riches basically comes from enslaving, thieving and misery of other countries for generations, but you have to point out income equalities of a third world countries.

    15. riptorn

      The Congo Dandies

    16. Laseule Merveille

      Fally has a foundation he helps his people but he cannot give his wealth away he worked his way up to , if y’all look up his story you would see he was poor too ! At the end of the day you cannot help everybody he does his part but he has the right to enjoy the fruits of his work

    17. Esnoel Silva

      The “prophet”..... JAJAJ

    18. Qween B.

      I understand its not someones fault for having money but to go and flaunt it in front of some of the poorest ppl in the world and give them $7 is so crazy and messed up to me...

    19. Silu Danji

      the con artist with the juice should be in jail, how is he able to deceive so many ?

    20. Tricks? Or Treats?

      Just take the juice

    21. Boti Kap

      Maggots what?????????🙃

    22. your boss is online

      I feel sad.


      The so called homes for the rich is a Total Rip off, zero aesthetic value.

    24. Tricks? Or Treats?

      I don't understand if I had that type of money I would live much more humble and help out others

    25. Fredrick Aboge

      cant even believe the beauty and the pain in one place. Africa can do better than this!

    26. 666 BRLN 999

      i swear i have seen this documentary already a year ago, or atleast parts of it, like that with the rapper. Also i thought this would be about the Central African republic, with that title.

    27. Petros Komninos

      so this is how you live if you steal a diamond :D

    28. Cola7up

      All governments steal. As for Robert he is a businessman. It is better for him to be running the mines than Europe, China, USA, etc. Children work all over the world as actors, sport prodigies, etc. but no one question these tactics because of who is practicing it. The title of the documentary is to focus on the super rich of Africa, not the negativity. You can show poverty anywhere in the world. It is all over.

    29. Fredrick Aboge

      not sure I would flaunt wealth here, its painful

    30. Keeng

      Who got the "The Juice?"😉

    31. moon shine

      Never heard of him.

    32. Autobot Rock

      Breaks my heart. All these people risking their lives to live in huts, sick, old, disabled people drinking gasoline from a man exploiting their faith, people working long hours and have little to show for it. You don't have to work half as hard as these people do to have so much more than them here. I'm so spoiled to be where I'm at.

    33. Jimmy Elvis

      🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️That prophet

    34. Djek

      So he is making people drink gasoline and nobody says anything ?? He is even supported by the prime minister wtfff

    35. Nkosinathi Dlamini

      The prescription is always the same are you taking the juice 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    36. Cadoo55

      Mr Fally Ipupa - bite me - I'm going to share this video around the world just to show how selfish you are

    37. Christopher Bergs

      $7.50 per person. Wake up, they are not bums.

    38. MericanSport

      When greed and stupidity combine....

    39. S.J. Gordts

      Greed is such a beautiful thing

    40. heavenly waterbug

      Never heard of him

    41. Wilfried Cedric Roch Gnepo

      I m proud to all Congolese who returned home and make the economy moving .Can't blame them for the poverty in the country.

    42. Jennyann Carthern

      39:45, me wanting the documentary people to buy the juice and do testing on it to free the people from that scam.

    43. Debbie is Legendary

      The sun looks like a star ⭐️ it’s usually a circle in America

    44. Bs Christopher

      1 in 600 millionaire.......

    45. lenin luna

      Incredible what fanatism will do.

    46. Jamie mary

      *crypto trading nowadays is a big change to make money* *when the poor Learn the rule of the game the rich cry foul.*

      1. May Comerciase

        @Brad Steven's. Share her details🙏🙏🙏

      2. Brad Steven's.

        As a beginner investor trading with an expert is the best strategy that is why have been trading with Mrs Patricia, her unique skill set is amazing

      3. Brad Steven's.

        It's better to take risk and make sacrifices than to remain poor or settle for less..

      4. Andrew shaw

        That's what I do, but I don't depend on it that's just an extra income.

      5. Andrew shaw

        To succeed in trading binary options. You must have reviewed and put into consideration the dynamics of your trading assets in prior to investing, Analysis based on research is vital. that's why I strongly recommend trading with a professional if you don't know the basis.

    47. L wood

      I have a great Business idea for women sis let's talk. Are Americans allowed to live in Congo

    48. Scott Marsee

      Same corruption story, different country, different politicians who rob the people, rob the land generation after generation.

    49. Alison Page

      All these virtuous comments from people saying how they would never live a lavish lifestyle around such poverty. Look at the device you are watching this on. Guess where the minerals came from. These mines. We’re are just as bad as they are.

      1. Shaun Cameron

        And most likely live in a 1st world country where even the poor have iPhones and internet access. By 3rd world standards, they would be considered upper class.

    50. Al

      unfortunately churches across the world especially American churches capitalize over others faith. very sad.

    51. Michael Brownlee

      Looks like they are doing OK. The rivers have fish. The singer, Driving nice cars handing out cash, just like Elvis. 14 million though....

    52. abhinay barua

      Collonism is the one of the main reasons behind this misery in Africa and Asia

    53. Starquant

      Aid agencies ask poor people in wealthy countries to donate to wealthy people in poor countries. I was also told many years ago, that if you wanted to feed a poor family then give the money to the women because men will spend it on alcohol and prostitutes.

    54. Robert Janus


    55. big d

      I see the similarities between him and Trump

    56. Darth Utah 66

      In case you're wondering why the DRC has one of the worst scores on the corruption perceptions index

    57. Maura Quish

      Never heard of fally ipupa, but he seems arrogant and based on his wealth he owes more than 50 bucks to fishermenwho work hard daily. He could do so much more for the country ....and

    58. Alpha Helix

      Lies are spreading like weed, but can be removed Why so many babies die on mRNA ? the combination of Sars and CORV does not exist SArs is an Parainflenca. And Corv19 does not infect humans it is an harmless environmental virus So this is what a criminal face makes to look out in order likely who only wants to treat CORVid which does not exist. What other real diseases can still be treated? Nobody can be treated by such a liar disease. Definitely a dismembered actor advertisement not for a doctor.

    59. Veritasium Try

      Cure AIDS and Frankenstein dead Babies 😂😂😂

    60. Veritasium Try

      But why are we sub saharan Africans greatly governed by ignorance and sometimes even brag about it. It's the 21st century by in Africa its now Prophets !!!!!!!

    61. drx mga

      i hope someone snaps out of it and smacks the bricks outta juice man

    62. Veritasium Try

      It seems ugandans got hyped up onto SKIN Bleaching from the Congolese trends . Eh

    63. bwt science

      Can someone suggest a solution to benefit the majority in the DRC?

    64. Chumbenthung ngullie Sulanthung

      Prophet =juice maker

    65. MysticSoul

      In almost all the poor countries, The politicians are super rich. The popular saying goes among politicians, if you try to reform a country you fail, better you take care of yourself.

    66. Rhodybimmers

      shame on Africa government & politicians with all those wealth &natural resources they still cant build their nation

    67. allergic to humans not animals

      So I’ve noticed that people working necessary jobs get paid less than those working unnecessary jobs. Like is music more valuable than food? It’s strange how the world works.

      1. Shaun Cameron

        With those necessary jobs being state-run or subsidized and those unnecessary jobs independent.

    68. Fred Kloster

      A Nurse makes 1/3 the salary of a taxi driver. That says something...

    69. Zudoma Mada

      Most of the world is the same others are just better at covering it up

    70. Manpreet Singh

      Firstly Education and thereafter Management both political and financial is the need of hour. These prophets are worst chronic viruses which flows inside mind like blood cells. People are at no fault, especially when it being told, not to visit a doctor, whereas drink gasoline contaminated lemon juice.

    71. DogwithTheTeeth

      Does anyone know the name of the music that plays between: 17:58 and 18:30?

    72. kindacrazyAna14

      Inequality is the same problem we have in Jamaica


      You are 100% correct !!! No Congolese, No Smart Phones !!! I can't wait to go to Africa !!!

    74. Cristina Cordoves


    75. Irish Artist

      Couldn't imagine living in mansion across from poor people. Id feel out of place, smooshing my money while others struggle. But the fact he reached out to the fisherman, speak higher words of his morals and values. I love the people. No matter what they have steady pushed for better

    76. Apy MV

      Maggots? Yewwwww disgusting

    77. Andrei Makarski

      euros? wtf man stop referring africa currency to euros its not even in europe


      the dude was dying but then he drank a glass of hes miracle juiced and the pain dissapeared immidiatly?

    79. Lailani Messina

      She’ll make 3 times more as a taxi driver than a nurse 😳 Wtf is wrong with that picture smfh

    80. tenuk sdn bhd

      How many calories are in the miracle juice though?

    81. foosheezoo

      It’s sad and disgusting that no one is stopping that man from selling poison to people.

    82. BLVCKHOODIE -Pyro

      Capitalism is a hell of a drug

      1. Shaun Cameron

        Socialism is even more so.

    83. Cris Viguer

      It is just obscene...

    84. Milana Vackz

      Us melonated have so much power than we know

    85. A Fxrest mystery

      I got the miracle juice sis. This is brazi

    86. BJK

      "It's wrong to reduce the DRC to rape and wars." Militia gangs: Hold our beer.

    87. CHXIX

      Never knew I could be considered "Super rich" driving a Nissan Maxima :)

    88. Herbie The kat

      The companies who use coltan from mines like this should be ashamed. Investors from Florida? Uh oh

    89. Onceuponasquat

      Wait did they say there is gasoline in that 😳😳

    90. TheTaxburden

      So pretty much all the rich drive Toyota Landcruisers and live in condos? I can't be the only one that gasped at the workers slip and sliding down the mine shaft.

    91. Bhavika Sicka

      Billionaires are a systemic failure. First there was colonialism, and now there is capitalism, and both systems allow for systematic exploitation and generational impoverishment of the poor and marginalized. DECOLONIZE YOUR MIND.

    92. Long lost Cain

      Beautiful African women

    93. Gacheru Mburu

      Juice! 🤦🤦

    94. CvD Montages

      This is very sad

    95. Ryan Webster

      You'd think he'd have his own emergency power sys or something.

    96. Jackie Cameron

      False prophet (period

    97. Marie 마리

      Okay, I was half asleep watching this and I was wondering why the peanuts where moving at 0:31 😭. On a serious note, it’s sad that the rich doesn’t even invest in the community. They won’t even try to fix the roads... the guy said he lets his worker wears protective gear but they went in with nothing..

    98. Desrene Cuff

      lying Prophet

    99. Natasha cutie pie

      They are relying heavily on their younger generation. That's sad they couldn't count on the older generation to move the country forward. Kinda like how the US is except we're not foolish enough to count on our younger generation. We can barely get them to get out & vote. Smh

    100. Bright kum

      Very interesting to watch, really nicely put together the video. But I had no idea that it is so bad in Congo. I think it's so sad for those people there. There's so much evil there too, that man and his juices, how does he look in the mirror. He is literally and figuratively poisoning everyone. We live in a strange, vague world. Sad

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