The Chinese are building commercial enclaves (visualize a factory, an admin-services building, worker housing, and support infrastructure,....with a fort built around it), where Chinese handle security, and Chinese rules apply.
Workers (many women), can work and stay inside, as long as they follow the rules.
The barbarian tribal thugs and criminals get to stay outside, and stay alive. They can wait for a worker to stray outside of the gate to do their "business" with him, if they don't starve to death first.
very interesting - that’s the only way it would work - would love to know more. Do you have any links to more information.
The Chinese developed a model for doing this during the period of hard-line Communism in their country.
Here's how it was explained to me by a Chinese person I know very well:
When the government (whether national or provincial) determined that, say, a new school was needed to handle new population in a certain place, they would look around for some real estate. Once that was found, construction would begin. That construction project was planned, funded, and carried out just as if they were building a new school on Mars. The construction planning included a new water supply, a new sewage treatment system, often a new electrical system, dormatories for all school employees, a canteen and food market for the all school employees, a medical clinic, etc.
This formula was necessary because (1) of central planning, and (2) because most of China lacked infrastructure, and Mao wanted a "great leap forward" to spread rapidly across the whole country.
The reason I say it was necessary because of "central planning" is because, if you were in charge of setting up a new school, you could be confident that the "central planners" had not included your school project in their planning of a few years ago. Thus, you could assume that existing infrastructure included no excess capacity, no hook-ups, for your project. Hence, you had to supply them yourself.
I've no doubt that this is the "toolkit" they're using to set up facilities in Africa.