The DRC is one of the poorest countries on the planet with one of the highest proportions of millionaires. While 70% of the population lives on less than a dollar a day, 6% are millionaires. Businessmen, artists, former rebel leaders or evangelists, many have made fortunes in chaos. In the capital, Kinshasa, these new rich live in the heart of secure and luxurious enclaves, while elsewhere, children work several hours a day tens of meters underground extracting coltan.
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Black, confident and proud of their origins and their successes. They live for luxury, parties, and overt signs of wealth. Meet the Africans of Paris; a community full of surprises and quirks, and yet fully integrated into French society.More info
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