Forget China in Africa and just think China. Your go-to sites are as follows…
EastSouthWestNorth is your one man portal to China and greater China, that one man being Roland Soong, holed up Kowloon-side. Noted for his rapid translation of mainstream and offbeat Chinese media.
chinaSMACK trawls and translates the Chinese nets so you don’t have to.
But let’s not totally ignore the Africa angle. Dip into Deborah Brautigam’s China in Africa: the real story, if only to be reminded that Chinese people in Africa are not prisoners. I’m unhappy that it needs to be reiterated, but am happy to do so.