The Democratic Republic of the Congo is rich in natural resources, yet the average citizen lives on only 72 cents a day. The foreign mining companies are getting rich while the general population is living in poverty. Many Congolese citizens are diging through the dirt on their hands and knees in search their fair share of the countries natural minerals. While there are taxes on the mining companies who benefit from the countries resources it is proving difficult to actually collect the money that is owed. Vocativ spoke to one tax inspector who explained that tax evasion and government fraud is rampant throughout the mining industry. So it seems that until those benefiting from the countries natural wealth start paying their fare share, many average citizens will have to continue digging through the mud to get by.
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When a person looks out for their country they can achieve wealth in abundance! It is a shame that greedy leaders who lack common sense, fail to see the bigger picture!
after all these natural resources of 24 trillion dollars and they still poor and they will remain poor until they kick out all western companies and create a state owned company, look at the oil rich countries where they took control of there oil only then they got prosperous. Its those rich nations who install corrupt leaders in those countries to get their hands on to their resources
And you really think them filthy inbred white imperialists in france and the uk would simply ALLOW this rich country to become a super power 😂?
They will intervene to "fight the dictator" and to "free the people" just like they did with libya and Iraq. 2 completely normal countries with issues that could have been solved by its own citizens
The people of the Congo are poor because of corrupt government officials that are backed and controlled by Western nations. When they had good government officials like Patrice Lumumba , they all plotted and killed him because he wouldn't play ball with the Western nations Mobutu Sese Seko , and the Western nations wanted Lumumba dead because he wanted to rid his country of colonial rule he went to the USA for help in ridding his country of colonial rule but the USA didn't help because they have a agenda the USA like other Western nations believes Africa's resources,land and wealth belong to them and all they have to do is find those who would betray their own country in exchange for wealth and power and and even though they're not directly colonizing African nations today, they're still colonizing through corrupt dictators and corporations who suck Africa's resources dry
The president of the most powerful country on earth only makes $400,000 a year but the president of a country facing extreme poverty is earning $200,000 per month. These are the kind of leader that are holding Africa back.
You will say that Africans should stand up to their leaders. That's easy to say. The governments have guns. U stand up against them, they kill u and everyone u know. How do u keep standing up at the risk of innocent lives?
This is one sided news, I’m not saying that Kabila is good but, Kabila might be stealing hundreds of thousands, but the Europeans are stealing billions of dollars.
So maybe you should have reaported their exploitation of Congo.
Kabila just came to power , but the Europeans have been stealing from Congo for more than 100yrs.
In Europe if I buy a stolen item or fake brands (the thieve and the buyer) get charged for the crime!
How does it work with governments who cooperate with the corrupted government in Congo?
Is funny how developed countries love to help Africa sending charity organisation with so many infrastructure to build but the only infrastructure they built is to exploit oil and other minerals?!
One can't govern a country successfully with a low IQ. Stupidity equals selfishness. Africa's leaders don't care to help their people but only to get themselves rich. They are huge racists and will never ask for help because of their inferiority complex
I love how the narrator redefines minor age prostitution as "foreigners having a look at the local beauties."
Then it gets even better as he asks rethoric questions likes:"Why is this country plundered by western corporations so poor? Let`s ask the corrupt government officials installed by western countries."
Whenever there is a leader that is no corruptable, that leader gets a bullet in the head. The West is pretty good on making it clear to every ressource rich country on the planet, "Go along or we`ll kill you."
Black African Congoloids: 65 IQ and Below. Never invented the wheel. No philosophers coming to mind. No civilization of its own.
Arabs: 85 - 100 IQ. Extensive history of inventing and creativity. Leaders of the Islamic golden age. Notable thinkers including Averroes. One of the west's greatest rivalling civilizations.
"What's going on?"
Some scientific studies has found that "what you call congoloids" have relatively higher IQ (they are still trying to confirm or figure out why). You Arabs have lower IQ than Jews. The white middle class men have relatively the highest IQ ever! No one comes even closer to them. Deal with it!
The biggest corrupt mining companies are jewish owned! I hope the Africans know that the jews also enslaved them, traded them and tortured them. In fact, the idea of enslaving a race was conceptualized by the jews. Read their Torah (Old Testament).
Foolish African president, puppet presidents and rulers, your people are dying, you are looting and feeding this white cocasians who hate you, and think they give you aid, why they are still from you!!
Trillions of dollars and yet these leaders in these countries are able to trick outsiders and hide the money without a single person knowing where that money is. Something sounds fishy. And the individuals interviewed speak perfect English when conga was a Belgium colony. Again very fishy. Resources that are sold in dollars or euros and most likely end up in western banks cause most African countries don't have stable currency or banks to park that money (which is in the trillions by the way) without a single individual willing to follow the money but point fingers at African leaders being corrupt. The whole world smells like fish now. Two countries that have resources in the trillions ( Saudi Arabia and congo) both with "dictator regime" and one we can see what they do with their wealth and one we say is corrupt but yet give no explanation as to where exactly that wealth is. Follow the money of these countries leaders and it always leads a trail right straight to the doorstep of western banks. Most people know well enough if these leaders parked their money at Chinese banks I can guarantee you 110% most western leaders would be so procise as to naming the exact banks and owners of those banks that African leaders would have their money parked at. We all know the reason why these stories always portray African leaders as irresponsible and greedy but never get the full story nor following of the money to see exactly where it's parked at!!!!
khadafi was the only african leader who we hoped would change Africa and the westerners took him out cause he was a threat. Why isn't kablila being attacked by the us for human abuse (i guess he's no threat and is a puppet
With a stroke of a pen, 3/4 of DRC issues can be sorted. Imagine sanctioning a list of companies believed to be engaged in corruption, from trading with the US and EU. So if a company mines raw materials for electronic devices, it is stopped from selling anything to the US and EU and if say samsung or apple uses parts from that manufacturer it too is closed off from the Western market. Suddenly it becomes cheaper to pay taxes in congo than get sanctioned. But it's not in the West's interest to have a stable DRC.
Karma does this thing
God is the creator not the white
The people vote didactor president
Not the European
So wake up and
let lumumba died for mobuto run the country
Lumumba was loyal to his people but the people not
Many migrants escaping to EU are from these areas...
International foreign business corruption along with internal political corruption leads people to escape for a dream on living somewhere else...
Think about where the source of why these migrants come to EU and try to make differences for them to stay home, which they would prefer...
With Peace Sakinah 🌹
I like how many blame Africa and don't want Africans blaming the west....and don't want refuges.. Let me ask you this ...why don't your armies and secret services stop coming to our countries... Where is saddam, ghadaffi, Lumumba, Compaore? Who killed them ? Why is france still taxing africa?
what can you do when u have kids and u need to feed them. When u try to fight the government they point a gun at you. Fight corruption as your kids starve. Or struggle to find every little to feed your kids as corruption increases.
There's also a congolese saying "mutu abatami aleki yo na mayele" the person that's hidden, he's more intelligent then you 😉
Treat me any how but give us few years and you'll understand this génération's plan...
Undercover brother man.
Good day to you.
"don't wanna reveal our plans" there are no plans if you can't even explain a thing or understand how a country can grow xD there is this Dutch saying "iemand blij maken met een dode mus" Pretty much means making somebody happy with a dead sparrow. That's what you're doing telling lies making people happy for something that isn't good or won't even happen. Normally people do that to others but you managed to believe yourself.
There is a way to end this child and adult slavery: get US and UK to say the wage is wrong, or just say every person should forever get a GUARANTEED RESIDUAL INCOME. Corporations are like a beast that has one body, and the 7 richest ones have seven heads on long necks: they're all connected financially in the body. Same for governments, but a another beast, seven richest governments. No individual can ever win a battle against them. But if people worldwide become united together, then we become much more powerful, and then we have a chance of winning, and ending world poverty quickly, because billions of people are starving to death. Just think of feeding children, nothing else. Everyone please fast for 2-3 days so you can feel what it's like to be starving.
I blame African leaders. I won't blame the West for taking advantage of the stupidity and evilness of these people. If you are willing to starve your own people, in order to drive some Mercedes or BMW, you are the primary responsible for the conditions of your country.
I know you are redneck troll. I don't blame you since your low IQ rednecks practice bestiality and incest. They are sickening. Once you get your house in order, you can come here and tell Congolese what to do.
The problem is 2fold. Africa is fucked due to how it is arranged. The brits and other colonialists did a fine job of grouping diffrent ethnic groups in one country so wars and conflicts will never end in africa until borders are redrawn by ethnic and relegious lines. The second peoblem is corruption. There is corruption is other countries as well but nowhere to the extent there is in african countries. Until those issues are solved there is no way africa could become succesful
Blah. blah blah it's whitey's fault. Do u shiaatstains ever take any responsibility for anything?? Black South Africans have been rioting, robbing & killing other black immigrants from African countries. You're tribal violent beasts who hate each other. BLAME YOURSELVES.
What do people not understand? Blacks are incapable of running a country ( very low IQ) Take a minute and look at Africa, poverty, over breading, corruption on a grand scale............ The blacks are dragging Africa back into the dark ages. Look what is happening to South Africa, thank you ANC, Jacob Zuma (just to name one), biggest criminal alive! And NO I'm not being racist, its fact.
The problem is that the people at the bottom are too dumb to rise against their oppressors.. they can’t read or write or share information so they will stay dumb — this their life and harsh reality, it’s sad but they don’t matter ... it’s like the people in the ghetto rising up against Wall Street, where would they start? Sorry but some African people will always be poor and backwards and dumb. It’s just how it is.
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