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Getting Rich In Poverty Stricken Congo

A crowd of internally displaced persons (IDPs) listen to a man giving information at in the Mugunga III IDP camp in the east
A crowd of internally displaced persons (IDPs) listen to a man giving information at in the Mugunga III IDP camp in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on December 2, 2012. UN refugee agency officials reported cases of looting and rape in an attack late yesterday on the giant Mugunga camp, which lies about 10 kilometres (six miles) west of Goma and is home to up to 35,000 displaced people. AFP PHOTO/PHIL MOORE (Photo credit should read PHIL MOORE/AFP/Getty Images)

Congolese-Australian journalist Eric Mwamba went on a search to find the secret behind the riches of the Congolese elite. Many of his witnesses prefered staying anonymous for fear of their lives - which looks like a kind of Congolese omerta. John Vandaele selected Mwamba's strongest observations and added some personal touches.

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