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

1. African payments company closes $170m funding, led by Avenir and Tiger Global

Flutterwave, a payments technology company in Africa, announced it has secured $170 million from a group of international investors as part of a successful series C round. The round was led by growth-equity firms Avenir Growth Capital and Tiger Global with participation from new...