John Vandaele is journalist with the Belgian magazine Mo*, and author of several books on globalisation.
Getting Rich in Poverty-stricken Congo
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.