Domino’s Chicken Jollof Pizza
With two stores already, Domino’s is planning to launch three more African branches by the end of this year. To cater to local tastes, the pizza chain launched a Chicken Jollof pizza — a rice-based dish popular to West Africa — and a Suya special, consisting of spicy marinated meat.
Charbel Antoun, partner at Eat N Go, which helped launch Domino’s in Nigeria, said that adapting the menu to the local culture and food was crucial to the brand’s success.
He added: “To compete in the market we have very competitive prices. Ninety-five percent of our customers are Nigerian … and these are the consumers we’re looking to attract.”
chicken jollof pizza…
New internet-based South African radio station Ubuntu Radio officially went live last night, aimed at enhancing communication on South Africa’s foreign policy and broadcasting African stories from an African perspective.
“South Africa has a good story to tell and we have done extremely well over the past 20 years. Our foreign policy has evolved, but that story is not being told,” said Clayson Monyela, head of public diplomacy for the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO).
Monyela said the radio station will serve as a source of reliable, recent and trusted news and conversations on the topic of foreign policy.
“It’s going to be a platform to change the views and opinions as well as getting inputs that can help shape South Africa’s policy going forward,” said Monyela.
Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa
South Africa and Kenya signed a memorandum of understanding on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday that will enable filmmakers from the two countries to work together in telling the continent’s stories.
The memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed by Zama Mkosi, CEO of South Africa’s National Film and Video Foundation, and Kenya Film Commission CEO Peter Muthie.
Mkosi said the MOU would help to create a platform for growing Africa’s film industry.
"It will provide the two countries access to filmmaking facilities and opportunities, a great prospect of working together to tell our African stories in order to achieve our strategic goal of globally positioning Africa.
"As African countries we are steadily earning a place on the global stage, and working together will guarantee joint development of content as well as marketing of both the countries’ films and talent", Mkosi said.
Muthie said the MoU marked “the beginning of a strong relationship that will ensure that we tell authentic African stories. We are also celebrating our first official participation in Cannes and already, opportunities are opening up for our filmmakers.”
The National Film and Video Foundation is running a South Africa pavilion as well as hosting an array of networking and presentation events over the 11 days of the festival as it pushes to open up new markets for local filmmakers and attract new investments in South Africa’s industry.
It is also hosting market screenings of three South African films at Cannes: Diprente Productions’ comedy Blitz Patrollie, Triggerfish Animation’s new feature Khumba, and Ten10Films’ Black South Easter.
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