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December is an expensive month for anyone, and tech companies across Africa went on a fundraising spree in advance of the festive period last month.

Companies from across the continent, in a variety of sectors, raised funding in December. Most notable was pan-African e-commerce company Jumia, which raised strategic investment from the alcoholic beverage brand Pernod Ricard.

Another major fundraiser was infrastructure firm Liquid Telecom, which secured a $180 million USD cash injection from CDC Group, while Nigerian travel company Wakanow raised $40 million USD. South African fintech company JUMO took its total raised funds to over $103 million USD after Odey Asset Management invested $12.5 million USD in the company.

December also saw an acquisition in the tech…

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