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

1. Actis acquires fibre business in South Africa for $140m

Actis, an investor of private capital into global emerging markets, has entered into agreements to acquire a controlling interest in Octotel, a fibre-to-the-home operator in South Africa for an enterprise value of R2.3 billion (about $140 million). At the same time, Actis signed agreements to acquire...