May in Africa: All the tech news you shouldn’t miss from the past month

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Earlier this year in this roundup, I renamed February “Funding February” thanks to the level of activity in startup investments in Africa this year. Little were we to know what May would bring one of the most active months ever for investments and acquisitions for African startups. Amongst the big news was the acquisition of South Africa’s WooThemes by Automattic. WooThemes’ flagship product WooCommerce already powers over 24 per cent of online stores, and the acquisition brings unites it with major blogging platform WordPress and add-ons like Gravatar and JetPack. But WooThemes was established in 2008. The acquisition of Kenyan fintech startup Weza Tele…

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