PayPal now in Nigeria, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe…

Paypal Nigeria

PayPal has extended its online payment system to Nigeria, Belarus, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Monaco, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire,  Zimbabwe, and Paraguay for the first time. Before now, these countries were completely blocked from the party. Credit/Debit cards from these countries were not allowed on the payment gateway either. Nigeria being the largest e-commerce market in Africa is most […]

Effective Blogging: Why Your Blog Should Be Mobile-Friendly

Handset data traffic per month, 2010 - 2015

This blog post is part of a series of blog posts focused on how to blog more effectively. The Internet has evolved to a point where web access is no longer an exclusive preserve of desktop or laptop computers. A new demography has matured over the years and has since reached a critical mass that […]

Tayo Aderinokun, MD of GTBank, passes away

GTBank's Tayo Aderinokun

GTBank announced the passing of their former Managing Director a few minutes ago, via Facebook and Twitter: We regret to announce the passing on of our CEO, Tayo Aderinokun, today, aged 56. As MD, Mr. Aderinokun led the Bank to the top of the banking industry and the Bank became the 1st sub-saharan bank to […]

Moneybookers rebrands to Skrill


I was a little perplexed by an email from Moneybookers a moment ago, announcing a new brand: You know that Moneybookers has never been a company to stand still, always evolving our solutions to better meet your needs and expectations. Our next evolution is to rebrand as Skrill, the first step towards offering you massively […]

West Africa ePayment Opportunity: Video Interview with Oluniyi David Ajao

I was interviewed by Wayan Vota of during the recent Maker Faire Africa 2009 in Accra Ghana and we discussed the present e-payment challenges in West Africa. A challenge that presents an opportunity since Paypal is ignoring Africa. The interview has just been published in a post titled: “Google & Paypal Leaving Cash on […]

MTN Ghana launches MTN Mobile Money

MTN Mobile Money promo image

Ghana’s leading telecommunications provider, MTN, has successfully launched MTN Mobile Money in partnership with 9 banks ahead of its competitors to allow Ghanaians to perform a range of basic financial transactions using their handsets. Subscribers can reap the benefits of this service without the need to open or have a bank account. The service, which […]

Is it really possible to make a living online?

I hope I can make enough moolah some day to go holidaying in the Caribbean on a cruise ship. Nothing is impossible. :-)

Yes indeed. It is very possible. As a matter of fact, I am a living example and so are hundreds of thousands of people spread across the globe: bloggers, web designers/developers, graphic designers, server administrators, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) experts, web hosting resellers, domain name resellers, VoIP call credit retailers, e-currency exchangers etc. The list […]

GSMA and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Partner to Expand Availability of Financial Services through Mobile Phones

Bill Gates

Mobile Money for the Unbanked programme to extend reach and reduce cost of mobile money services for people living on less than US$2 a day 17 February 2009, Barcelona: The GSMA, which represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications industry, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced an innovative programme that will […]

Forex brokers that accept Liberty Reserve

Liberty Reserve

So much has happened to e-gold and e-bullion since I blogged about Forex trading platforms that accept e-gold or e-bullion. Both digital gold currencies have since experienced a sharp decline in popularity with e-bullion being completed “dead”. It is only natural that I provide a new list of online forex trading platforms that accept deposits […]