Send money to Africa with Western Union

Send Money to Africa with Western Union online

If you need to make regular payments to remote areas or need cash to arrive at a destination quickly in the case of an emergency, Western Union offers you one of the quickest ways to send money to Africa.

It's fast. Your family and friends can pick up the money in minutes1 at more than 33,0002 Western Union® agent locations in Africa.

It's convenient. Whether you're online or on the go, we make it easy and convenient for you to send money to Africa.

It's easy. Send money online in a few simple steps and pay with your debit card or credit card**. You can also send money directly to your receiver's bank account or to a mobile wallet in some countries.

Online options to send money to Africa:

cardtobank account

From your debit or credit card** to their

bank account.

No more than $10 fee*
cardto cash pickup

From your debit or credit card** to a

Western Union agent location.

Our fastest service from $5*
cardtomobile wallet

From your debit or credit card** to a

mobile wallet.

From $5*

Getting started is easy

Sign up for an account online.

Choose your sending method.

Enter your receiver and payment information.


* Western Union also makes money from currency exchange.  When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates.  Subject to applicable taxes, if any.

** Card issuer cash advance fee and associated interest charges may apply. Use a debit card to avoid these fees and charges.

1Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory and foreign exchange issues, required receiver action(s), identification requirements, Agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. Additional Restrictions may apply. See Online Terms & Conditions for details.

2Network data as of 31 December 2014.