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Flying into the future, ATM 2024 will address sustainability and innovation in the aviation sector



Exploring the future of aviation, Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which takes place from 6-9 May at the Dubai World Trade Centre, will host prominent international airlines and aircraft manufacturers to discuss the latest industry innovations and solutions. Transformative areas that are likely to be high on the agenda are sustainability and the role of startups and innovators in transporting the industry into the next era. 

The theme for the 31st edition of ATM is ‘Empowering Innovation: Transforming Travel Through Entrepreneurship’, championing start-ups and innovators making a significant contribution to the travel and tourism sector. Aligning with this innovation focus, ATM has partnered with Aviation X Lab and the Intelak programme, which have a shared mission to revolutionise the travel industry by providing a platform for startups and innovators.

Founded in 2017, Aviation X Lab is an aviation-specific incubator which unites international aviation leaders Emirates Airline, Thales Group, Collins Aerospace, GE Aerospace and Airbus, with a mission of reshaping the future of the aviation sector through innovative, sustainable ideas. The Intelak Programmes include the Intelak Idea Lab, Intelak Incubator and Intelak Accelerator, which support startups and foster the development of new ideas to meet the challenges across the travel, aviation and tourism sectors. 

Danielle Curtis, Exhibition Director ME, Arabian Travel Market, said: “ATM 2024 will showcase entrepreneurs in aviation, accommodation, hospitality and attractions, among many others, and explore how innovative sustainable trends will evolve, identifying strategies for growth within key vertical sectors. For the upcoming edition, we have partnered with Aviation X Lab and the Intelak programme to further our focus on entrepreneurship.” 


“Visitors to ATM will have the chance to stay up to date with the latest developments from the world’s most influential airlines and aviation companies during our programme of aviation industry sessions, which will explore key topics for the sector, including technology, innovation and sustainability.” 

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the aviation industry was responsible for 2% of global energy-related CO2 emissions in 2022, contributing significantly to the global carbon footprint. Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) has emerged as one of the most effective solutions for mitigating the emissions from aviation fuel, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates that SAF could contribute around 65% of the reduction in emissions needed by aviation to reach net zero by 2050.

Curtis said: “Amid growing concerns over climate change and the aviation industry’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, embracing sustainable alternatives has never been more critical. With a steadfast commitment to sustainability in the travel and tourism sector, ATM proudly provides a platform for the global aviation sector to exchange the latest insights and industry updates on environmental initiatives, including SAF.” 

Airlines featured at the exhibition this year include Emirates, flydubai, Saudia, flynas, Qatar Airways, and Egypt Air, which is making its debut at ATM 2024. In addition, private jet companies MayFair Jets Group and Air Charter Service will have a presence. 


Emirates became the first airline to operate an Airbus A380 demonstration flight powered by 100 per cent SAF fuel and has one of the youngest fleets in the industry, investing in more eco-efficient aircraft. 

“The core focus for Emirates this year at ATM is sustainability, with more focus on education, interaction and engagement for visitors to our stand,” said Adnan Kazim, Deputy President and Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates.

“As an airline, we are committed to reducing carbon emissions and will demonstrate the initiatives we have already implemented, such as integrating sustainable materials on board. Overall, visitors to ATM will be able to see just how close Emirates is to the sustainability ecosystem,” he added. 

The ATM conference programme takes place over four days and features presentations from global travel and tourism leaders. Innovation in the aviation sector will also be highlighted on 7 May when industry leaders from Cirium, Riyadh Air and IATA will convene on the global stage for the session ‘Looking Skyward for Innovation: How Aviation is Changing’. 


Held in conjunction with Dubai World Trade Centre, ATM 2024’s strategic partners include the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), Destination Partner; Emirates, Official Airline Partner; IHG Hotels & Resorts, Official Hotel Partner and Al Rais Travel, Official DMC Partner.

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The Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana, Stephen Blewett, has paid a courtesy call on His Majesty King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, the Ga Mantse, at his residence in Accra.

The purpose of the visit was to officially introduce Mr. Stephen Blewett as the new Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana and to strengthen the longstanding relationship between MTN Ghana and the Ga State. The CEO was accompanied by the Chief Corporate Services and Sustainability Officer, Adwoa Wiafe, and some other MTN employees.

During the courtesy call, Mr. Blewett expressed his gratitude for the warm reception extended to him by King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II and the Ga Traditional Council. He reiterated MTN Ghana’s commitment to supporting and engaging with local communities, saying, “We appreciate the fact that we are most welcome here and we look forward to continuing our good relationship and working with the projects that Your Majesty is supporting.”

He emphasized the importance of fostering partnerships that are mutually beneficial to MTN Ghana and the Ga State.


King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II acknowledged the positive impact the telecommunications industry has had on the Ga community and the nation. He commended MTN Ghana’s efforts in promoting digital inclusion and supporting impactful initiatives and expressed his support for future collaborations that would benefit people in the Greater Accra region.

The courtesy call symbolizes a meaningful step towards deepening the partnership between MTN Ghana and the Ga community. The leadership of MTN further affirmed the organization’s respect for and commitment to preserving and promoting cultural diversity in the communities where it operates.

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Ethiopia Builds Wealth for Tomorrow with Startups as the Universal Engines in the Growth and Development of Governments and Countries



As the host nation of the Global Startup Awards Africa, Ethiopia launched the inaugural national Ethiopian Startup Awards on 3rd June 2024 at the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI). This follows the success of the Global Startup Awards Africa Summit held in October 2023 in Addis Ababa and forms an integral part of the national agenda to prioritise innovation and entrepreneurship for the next 10 years of implementing the country’s prosperity roadmap.
This year’s Global Startup Awards Africa 2024 competition garnered 11,900 entries from across Africa, with Ethiopia contributing 24% of the Eastern region’s entries. Notably, Ethiopian startups showcased remarkable growth in participating in the awards with a 400% growth in applications since 2023, underscoring the nation’s progress in fostering an empowering startup ecosystem and advancing its role as a hub for innovation and development. Compared to other African nations, Ethiopia stands strong with the most entries in the AgriTech and Youth categories.
The awards were a collaboration between the Global Innovation Initiative Group (GIIG), the Ethiopian Ministry of Labor and Skills (MOLS), the Ethiopian Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MInT), and the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) Ethiopia supported by the Development Bank of Ethiopia, Ethiopian Airlines and EthioTelecom.
As a rising startup nation, leading emerging Ethiopian innovators were showcased and formally celebrated as the Ethiopian Regional Finalists that will advance to the regional and then continental Global Startup Awards Africa.
The Regional Finalists from across Africa have been announced, marking the beginning of the Public Voting and Regional Jury round, which will conclude on June 30. This phase will be repeated to ultimately narrow down to the top 14 GSA African Winners, who will be announced at the GSA Africa Summit, hosted in Ethiopia for the second consecutive year.
His Excellency Ato Temesgen Tiruneh, the Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia, announced the Ethiopian Regional Finalists for the Startup of the Year category namely; Akilo AI Corp, Chapa Financial Technologies S.C., Blue Health Ethiopia, Harmee Jobs, Garri Logistics, and EQub.
His Excellency Ato Temesgen Tiruneh, Deputy Prime Minister, added, “What startups contribute to the socioeconomic development is huge. This is why it is enabling nations to be more influential, even in politics, where we witness how countries with startups have boosted their GDP.”
Her Excellency Muferihat Kamil Ahmed, Minister of Labor and Skills, along with esteemed state ministers, recognized a total of 68 regional finalists across the categories Founder of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, Ecosystem Hero, Investor of the Year, and startup categories in Agritech, Youth, Fintech, Green Tech, Women in Tech, HealthTech, and Mobility & Logistics all aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Emphasizing the Ethiopian government’s commitment to promoting growth in the startup sphere, Her Excellency Muferihat Kamil Ahmed, Minister of Labor and Skills said, “Ethiopia is pursuing an economy led by creativity innovation, and knowledge.” she shared. “The Global Startup Awards is platform to enable people to realise their full potential. This year if we could arm our children with enough resources, if we could prepare them psychologically and through mentorship, we could make it that they not only compete, but compete to win,” concluded H.E. Muferihat.
The event served as a vital convening platform, showcasing the local innovation ecosystem to peers, key industry experts, and government officials. It facilitated collaboration and forged connections to drive growth and innovation. With a dynamic, energetic program designed to inspire creative and ambitious ideas, the event introduced new ways of thinking big and provided global insights.
Jo Griffiths, Co-Founder of the GIIG Africa Fund, emphasized, “‘Think Big’ is a call to action. It challenges us to transcend conventional boundaries, to dream audaciously, and innovate relentlessly. Thinking big is not just an ambition. It’s about responsibility. It’s about recognizing that our ideas have the power to shape societies, influence economies, and create a legacy for generations to come.”
Following the event, Blen Hailu, CEO & Co-founder of startup Kabba Transport, commented. “Incredible experience at the Ethiopian Startup Awards by Global Startup Awards Africa! The energy was amazing, and the sessions were packed with valuable insights, from AI-powered ideation to securing startup funding. It was truly a hub of innovation and inspiration.”
HE Muferihat Kamil remarked, “October’s GSA Africa Summit 2024 will not just be about Ethiopia but about our African brothers and sisters. It will allow us as Africans to join the worldwide competition as one body, as one Africa.” She added, “The Ethiopian government firmly believes in these principles, and this platform [GSA] serves to make them applicable.”
Global Startup Awards Africa announced that partners interested in supporting and collaborating for the October 2024 Global Startup Awards Africa Summit to express their interest by emailing [email protected].
In additional, the public is encouraged participate in the global movement to get African innovation seen, connected and funded by casting their vote in their region of your choice by clicking on the Voting Link:
To view the full competition framework, click here:  
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World Data Lab and the Mastercard Foundation Announce 
Launch of the Africa Youth Employment Clock



World Data Lab (WDL), in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, is pleased to announce the Ghana launch of the Africa Youth Employment Clock on June 11, 2024. 

According to WDL projections, Africa will experience its highest-ever youth population growth in this decade (2021-2030), with the population projected to increase by almost 100 million between 2023 and 2030. Against this backdrop, enabling young people in Africa to access dignified and fulfilling work is more important than ever and a collective, renewed impetus underpinned by credible data is needed to achieve this. 

The Africa Youth Employment Clock will support and inform the journey to more inclusive African labour markets through cutting-edge data modeling and visualization. This labour market model monitors real-time job growth and forecasts employment trends in Africa, disaggregated by key variables such as employment status, age, gender, and sector up to 2030. The first of its kind, the Clock is poised to become a go-to place for comprehensive youth employment data in Africa.  It is intended to inform the strategic decision-making of policymakers, development actors, and other youth and labor ecosystem stakeholders. The Clock draws from surveys and datasets made available by national statistics offices, the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).” 

The Clock is a user-friendly, publicly available digital tool that can be accessed at Country-level youth employment data is available for all 54 African states, while sub-national data is currently available for Ghana, Kenya, and Rwanda. Over time, access to sub-national data will expand to include Nigeria, Uganda, Senegal, and Ethiopia, countries where the Mastercard Foundation supports country-based programs. The Clock’s data analytical model draws from surveys and datasets made available by national statistics offices and international sources. WDL’s methodology is peer-reviewed and enables consistent, comparable data across countries. 


“The Africa Youth Employment Clock is a first of its kind providing consistent, comparable labour market statistics forecasting till 2030 for youth employment in Africa. Our aim is to ensure that decision makers are equipped with the right information to effect change for the youngest workforce in the world. We are proud to be partnering with the Mastercard Foundation to shape a better understanding of youth employment.” said Dr. Reshma Sheoraj, Vice President Strategic Engagements, World Data Lab.  

“The Africa Youth Employment Clock aligns with our mission to enable 30 million young Africans to access dignified and fulfilling work by 2030. As we witness unparalleled growth in the continent’s youth population this decade, we recognize young women and men of Africa as the dynamic workforce and leaders capable of solving local and global problems. This tool will play a key role in delivering precise labour market insights to support our youth empowerment efforts,” said Rica Rwigamba, Country Director Ghana, Mastercard Foundation. 

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Join the Euro 2024 goals madness giveaway from 22Bet Ghana



Football fans, get ready to turn your passion into winnings with 22Bet Ghana’s exciting Euro 2024 GOALS MADNESS giveaway! This is your chance to join in on the action, score big and win fantastic prizes throughout the Euro 2024 tournament.


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Afua Asantewaa Lands Phyto Science Deal



Stem Cell therapy giants – Phyto Science has signed Afua Asantewaa O of Guinness World Record (GWR) fame for two years subject to renewal effective June 16, 2024.

At the brief but impressive signing ceremony at 2927, Tesano in Accra, Mr Bismark Osafo Boateng, Managing Director Phyto Science Africa said ” Afua Asantewaa is a true representation of of our brand, she demonstrated that during the Singathon attempt last December- endurance, and that is what our products represent.”

He added that Phyto Science worldwide is happy to welcome Afua to our vibrant family, and we hope to travel far with her.”
The signee in response said, “l am elated for this opportunity and honor, l will go the extra mile to push the brand to the highest pedestal. I am indeed grateful.”

Phyto Science is a reputable outfit specialized in plant-based Stem Cell therapy- how it has changed doctors’ and scientists’ perception about medicine (health and Awareness), their understanding of disease pathophysiology. (How diseases are formed).


Phyto Science, since 2012, is the origin of plant-based stem cells.

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Unlocking the Power of bitwave: A Beginner’s Guide



Investing can be a daunting task, especially for beginners. With the advent of advanced algorithms like bitwave, the process has become more accessible and efficient. This guide will help you understand what FBC Algo is, its features, and how it can benefit you as a new investor.

Key Takeaways

  • bitwave simplifies investment for beginners through advanced algorithms.
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  • The platform emphasizes security and efficiency in trading.

Introduction to bitwave

bitwave is an innovative algorithm designed to assist individuals in making informed investment decisions. It leverages advanced data analysis and artificial intelligence to provide users with accurate trading insights, thereby reducing the complexity of investment processes.

Features of bitwave


Advanced AI and Data Analysis

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User-Friendly Interface

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  • Clear Metrics: Displays key performance indicators in an understandable manner.
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Enhanced Security

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Benefits of Using bitwave


Bitwaveis designed to be accessible to everyone, regardless of their investment experience. The intuitive interface and comprehensive tutorials make it easy for beginners to get started.



The algorithm’s ability to analyze vast amounts of data quickly ensures that users receive timely and accurate trading signals. This efficiency can significantly enhance investment outcomes.

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By relying on data-driven insights and automated trading, FBC Algo helps reduce the risk associated with emotional and impulsive trading decisions.

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Immediate Bitwave is a user-friendly website designed to bridge the gap between eager learners and reputable investment education firms. Here’s why you should consider it:

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Promotes Financial Literacy

Immediate Bitwave offers practical training, promoting financial literacy and confidence among new investors.

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By providing access to reputable investment education firms, Immediate Bitwave democratizes financial knowledge, making it accessible to everyone.

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The platform simplifies the process of finding and connecting with quality education resources, reducing stress for new investors.



FBC Algo and Immediate Bitwave together provide a powerful solution for anyone looking to start their investment journey. FBC Algo’s advanced algorithms simplify trading, while Immediate Bitwave connects users with top-notch educational resources. This combination makes investment education and practice accessible, efficient, and secure.

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