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

1. Helios leads $60m funding round for cross-border payments company

Singapore-based fintech startup Thunes, which operates a global B2B cross-border payments network, has attracted a $60 million series B funding round led by Africa-focused Helios Investment Partners. Additional investors include Checkout.com as well as existing investors GGV Capital and Fut...