Top stories around Africa this week

Who are the militants blowing up pipelines in Nigeria? Attacks on pipelines in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta region have slashed crude output to the lowest level in 27 years and shut all but four of the country’s 23 gas-powered generators, leaving much of the West African nation without electricity.

There are big opportunities in Africa’s real estate industry. Actis says it has reached final closing on its third opportunistic private real estate fund, Actis Africa Real Estate Fund 3 (ARE3) and has raised more than $500 million, comfortably exceeding its original $400 million target.

How many of us will be sacked? About 500 workers of Ericsson in Africa are expected to be affected in the company’s ongoing restructuring. Employees in Kenya wants to know who among them will be retrenched.

Better to die in the Mediterranean than remain in Africa. This is what millions of Africans believe. With war and bad governance making life difficult on the continent, Africans continue to cross dangerous waters at the cost of their life to enter Europe.

Nigeria and South Africa ride together. They are the continent’s two biggest economies, accounting for nearly 40 percent of its GDP, but they are headed for recession.

The economy may be slow but the computer is superfast! South Africa has launched one of the world’s fastest super computers in the country’s city of Cape Town.

None better than my wife for our kids’ education. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has appointed his wife, Janet Museveni as the minister for education and sports, usually a coveted portfolio in Uganda because it takes one of the largest chunks of the annual budget.

Blame the terrorists. Kenya’s revenue from its tourism sector dropped 2.87 percent last year to $837.21 million, as al Shabaab militants from neighbouring Somalia launched attacks in Kenyan in retaliation for Kenya’s military intervention in the war-torn country.

Hello Accra, Uber is here! Uber Technologies Inc. started the ride-hailing service in the Ghanaian capital of Accra on Wednesday, continuing an expansion plan that’s seen the company regularly add new markets in sub-Saharan Africa.

Hello Uber, Littlecabs is here! Uber has had things easy in most African cities it has expanded to — except for attacks by local taxi drivers — but now a formidable force in Kenya is backing a rival that will launch in three weeks.