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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3 apr. 2021




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Peter 33 minuten geleden
No comment.
Fakawma Sama
Fakawma Sama 43 minuten geleden
I need that petroleum-lemonade 🤣🤣🤣
Fritz Fritz
Fritz Fritz 43 minuten geleden
Known internationally?
Kurt Eric Munroe
Kurt Eric Munroe 44 minuten geleden
Just sad.
Joshua Beckett
Joshua Beckett 47 minuten geleden
K S Uur geleden
Peter Van De Velde
Peter Van De Velde Uur geleden
Does amazon sell the juice yet? I need some for my car!
Mustang Boss
Mustang Boss Uur geleden
@2:47.. he thinks he has this mansion.. but its a pile of bricks... Italy go get your Lamborghini back
Mustang Boss
Mustang Boss Uur geleden
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.
cyclonicleo Uur geleden
Prophet? No, a scammer chasing a profit.
doodaay 2 uur geleden
Every single countries has a civil war behind the resources. And western countries need that
dat boy young tripp
dat boy young tripp 2 uur geleden
This guy with his juice is scamming people wtf cure aids wtf wow he’s making millions off these people wtf trash
Kata FT
Kata FT 3 uur geleden
Sidenote: if you manage on those roads without accidents you manage anywhere
dvs288 3 uur geleden
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.
riptorn 3 uur geleden
The Congo Dandies
Laseule Merveille
Laseule Merveille 3 uur geleden
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
Esnoel Silva
Esnoel Silva 3 uur geleden
The “prophet”..... JAJAJ
Qween B.
Qween B. 4 uur geleden
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...
Silu Danji
Silu Danji 4 uur geleden
the con artist with the juice should be in jail, how is he able to deceive so many ?
Tricks? Or Treats?
Tricks? Or Treats? 4 uur geleden
Just take the juice
Boti Kap
Boti Kap 4 uur geleden
Maggots what?????????🙃
your boss is online
your boss is online 4 uur geleden
I feel sad.
JOELENE NAKOVA 4 uur geleden
The so called homes for the rich is a Total Rip off, zero aesthetic value.
Tricks? Or Treats?
Tricks? Or Treats? 4 uur geleden
I don't understand if I had that type of money I would live much more humble and help out others
Fredrick Aboge
Fredrick Aboge 5 uur geleden
cant even believe the beauty and the pain in one place. Africa can do better than this!
666 BRLN 999
666 BRLN 999 5 uur geleden
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.
Petros Komninos
Petros Komninos 5 uur geleden
so this is how you live if you steal a diamond :D
Cola7up 5 uur geleden
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.
Fredrick Aboge
Fredrick Aboge 5 uur geleden
not sure I would flaunt wealth here, its painful
Keeng 6 uur geleden
Who got the "The Juice?"😉
moon shine
moon shine 6 uur geleden
Never heard of him.
Autobot Rock
Autobot Rock 6 uur geleden
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.
Jimmy Elvis
Jimmy Elvis 6 uur geleden
🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️That prophet
Djek 6 uur geleden
So he is making people drink gasoline and nobody says anything ?? He is even supported by the prime minister wtfff
Nkosinathi Dlamini
Nkosinathi Dlamini 6 uur geleden
The prescription is always the same are you taking the juice 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Cadoo55 7 uur geleden
Mr Fally Ipupa - bite me - I'm going to share this video around the world just to show how selfish you are
Christopher Bergs
Christopher Bergs 7 uur geleden
$7.50 per person. Wake up, they are not bums.
MericanSport 7 uur geleden
When greed and stupidity combine....
S.J. Gordts
S.J. Gordts 7 uur geleden
Greed is such a beautiful thing
heavenly waterbug
heavenly waterbug 7 uur geleden
Never heard of him
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.
Jennyann Carthern
Jennyann Carthern 7 uur geleden
39:45, me wanting the documentary people to buy the juice and do testing on it to free the people from that scam.
Debbie is Legendary
Debbie is Legendary 8 uur geleden
The sun looks like a star ⭐️ it’s usually a circle in America
Bs Christopher
Bs Christopher 8 uur geleden
1 in 600 millionaire.......
lenin luna
lenin luna 8 uur geleden
Incredible what fanatism will do.
Jamie mary
Jamie mary 8 uur geleden
*crypto trading nowadays is a big change to make money* *when the poor Learn the rule of the game the rich cry foul.*
May Comerciase
May Comerciase 7 uur geleden
@Brad Steven's. Share her details🙏🙏🙏
Brad Steven's.
Brad Steven's. 7 uur geleden
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
Brad Steven's.
Brad Steven's. 7 uur geleden
It's better to take risk and make sacrifices than to remain poor or settle for less..
Andrew shaw
Andrew shaw 7 uur geleden
That's what I do, but I don't depend on it that's just an extra income.
Andrew shaw
Andrew shaw 7 uur geleden
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.
L wood
L wood 8 uur geleden
I have a great Business idea for women sis let's talk. Are Americans allowed to live in Congo
Scott Marsee
Scott Marsee 9 uur geleden
Same corruption story, different country, different politicians who rob the people, rob the land generation after generation.
Alison Page
Alison Page 9 uur geleden
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.
Shaun Cameron
Shaun Cameron 6 uur geleden
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.
Al 9 uur geleden
unfortunately churches across the world especially American churches capitalize over others faith. very sad.
Michael Brownlee
Michael Brownlee 9 uur geleden
Looks like they are doing OK. The rivers have fish. The singer, Driving nice cars handing out cash, just like Elvis. 14 million though....
abhinay barua
abhinay barua 9 uur geleden
Collonism is the one of the main reasons behind this misery in Africa and Asia
Starquant 9 uur geleden
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.
Robert Janus
Robert Janus 10 uur geleden
big d
big d 10 uur geleden
I see the similarities between him and Trump
Darth Utah 66
Darth Utah 66 10 uur geleden
In case you're wondering why the DRC has one of the worst scores on the corruption perceptions index
Maura Quish
Maura Quish 11 uur geleden
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
Alpha Helix
Alpha Helix 11 uur geleden
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.
Veritasium Try
Veritasium Try 11 uur geleden
Cure AIDS and Frankenstein dead Babies 😂😂😂
Veritasium Try
Veritasium Try 11 uur geleden
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 !!!!!!!
drx mga
drx mga 11 uur geleden
i hope someone snaps out of it and smacks the bricks outta juice man
Veritasium Try
Veritasium Try 11 uur geleden
It seems ugandans got hyped up onto SKIN Bleaching from the Congolese trends . Eh
bwt science
bwt science 11 uur geleden
Can someone suggest a solution to benefit the majority in the DRC?
Chumbenthung ngullie Sulanthung
Prophet =juice maker
MysticSoul 11 uur geleden
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.
Rhodybimmers 11 uur geleden
shame on Africa government & politicians with all those wealth &natural resources they still cant build their nation
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.
Shaun Cameron
Shaun Cameron 6 uur geleden
With those necessary jobs being state-run or subsidized and those unnecessary jobs independent.
Fred Kloster
Fred Kloster 11 uur geleden
A Nurse makes 1/3 the salary of a taxi driver. That says something...
Zudoma Mada
Zudoma Mada 12 uur geleden
Most of the world is the same others are just better at covering it up
Manpreet Singh
Manpreet Singh 12 uur geleden
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.
DogwithTheTeeth 12 uur geleden
Does anyone know the name of the music that plays between: 17:58 and 18:30?
kindacrazyAna14 12 uur geleden
Inequality is the same problem we have in Jamaica
RAYMOND BROWN 12 uur geleden
You are 100% correct !!! No Congolese, No Smart Phones !!! I can't wait to go to Africa !!!
Cristina Cordoves
Cristina Cordoves 13 uur geleden
Irish Artist
Irish Artist 13 uur geleden
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
Apy MV
Apy MV 13 uur geleden
Maggots? Yewwwww disgusting
Andrei Makarski
Andrei Makarski 13 uur geleden
euros? wtf man stop referring africa currency to euros its not even in europe
EMPEROR AKHNAND'TL 13 uur geleden
the dude was dying but then he drank a glass of hes miracle juiced and the pain dissapeared immidiatly?
Lailani Messina
Lailani Messina 13 uur geleden
She’ll make 3 times more as a taxi driver than a nurse 😳 Wtf is wrong with that picture smfh
tenuk sdn bhd
tenuk sdn bhd 13 uur geleden
How many calories are in the miracle juice though?
foosheezoo 14 uur geleden
It’s sad and disgusting that no one is stopping that man from selling poison to people.
BLVCKHOODIE -Pyro 14 uur geleden
Capitalism is a hell of a drug
Shaun Cameron
Shaun Cameron 6 uur geleden
Socialism is even more so.
Cris Viguer
Cris Viguer 14 uur geleden
It is just obscene...
Milana Vackz
Milana Vackz 14 uur geleden
Us melonated have so much power than we know
A Fxrest mystery
A Fxrest mystery 14 uur geleden
I got the miracle juice sis. This is brazi
BJK 14 uur geleden
"It's wrong to reduce the DRC to rape and wars." Militia gangs: Hold our beer.
CHXIX 14 uur geleden
Never knew I could be considered "Super rich" driving a Nissan Maxima :)
Herbie The kat
Herbie The kat 14 uur geleden
The companies who use coltan from mines like this should be ashamed. Investors from Florida? Uh oh
Onceuponasquat 14 uur geleden
Wait did they say there is gasoline in that 😳😳
TheTaxburden 14 uur geleden
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.
Bhavika Sicka
Bhavika Sicka 14 uur geleden
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.
Long lost Cain
Long lost Cain 14 uur geleden
Beautiful African women
Gacheru Mburu
Gacheru Mburu 14 uur geleden
Juice! 🤦🤦
CvD Montages
CvD Montages 14 uur geleden
This is very sad
Ryan Webster
Ryan Webster 14 uur geleden
You'd think he'd have his own emergency power sys or something.
Jackie Cameron
Jackie Cameron 15 uur geleden
False prophet (period
Marie 마리
Marie 마리 15 uur geleden
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..
Desrene Cuff
Desrene Cuff 15 uur geleden
lying Prophet
Natasha cutie pie
Natasha cutie pie 15 uur geleden
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
Bright kum
Bright kum 15 uur geleden
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
DW Documentary
DW Documentary 14 uur geleden
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