Here are summaries of the five most widely read stories this week on Africa Private Equity News.

1. EIB mulls $17m investment in African fund

The European Investment Bank has disclosed it is considering a $17 million equity participation in the Women’s Development Business Equity Fund LP.

The fund has a target size of about $170 million and will focus on investing in women-owned or led companies in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia, ...