This thread has been really helpful. Especially Lew and Sandy's posts. I'm still surprised little has improved with PayPal Zambia since the time the original poster started the question back in 2011. I'm wondering what we can do to make PayPal fully function for Zambia as I have run into this problem myself. Is there a petition to PayPal, or a way to get the government to reverse a policy that could be making it hard for paypal to fully operate? As it is, it's so hard for Zambian residents attempting to buy and sell/ send or receive payments through paypal? Since returning back home, I've been trying to figure out how to get it to work in Zambia as that's one of the most preferred means for online payments for lots of people/customers in Europe and the US.