Tuesday , July 23rd , 2024  

Asahi Kasei Selects PolymRize™ to Advance Polymer Informatics for Sustainable Innovation

ATLANTA, July 23, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Matmerize, Inc., a leading polymer informatics and materials AI startup, is excited to announce its engagement with Asahi Kasei, a diversified Japanese multinational company. Asahi Kasei operates across three sectors: Material, Homes, and Health Care, with a strong focus on sustainability initiatives and a goal of achieving a carbon–neutral society...

DigiAsia Corp. Announces YoY Transaction Volume Growth of 74% Keeping with its Strong Growth Trajectory

NEW YORK, July 23, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DigiAsia Corp. (NASDAQ: FAAS) (“DigiAsia” or the “Company”), a leading Fintech as a Service (“FaaS”) ecosystem provider, today announced key growth highlights of the following KPIs: 7.85 billion transactions¹ for the full year 2023, compared to 4.1 billion transactions in the first half of 2023 and 4.5 billion...

President Ruto Must Stop Threatening Kenyans and Act on Institutional Reforms to Stabilize the Country

Protesters during an anti-government demonstration in Nairobi. Credit: Shutterstock. By Stephanie MushoNAIROBI, Jul 23 2024 – The resolution to the ongoing Kenyan crisis that has since morphed into an anti-government movement is not as simplistic as the withdrawal of the punitive Finance Bill 2024 as has lately been suggested by the country’s embattled President; who vacillates between...

Southern African Drought: Extreme Hardship, Hopefully Only in the Short Term

A field of maize spoiled by drought in Zambia, one of the countries that has declared an emergency as it grapples with the effects of El Niño. Credit: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua By Kevin HumphreyJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jul 23 2024 – Heading into the traditional dry period of winter in southern Africa, there was significant consternation due to the drastically below average rainfall the region...

Kenya’s Protests: More than a Question of Tax

Credit: Kabir Dhanji/AFPvia Getty Images By Andrew FirminLONDON, Jul 23 2024 – Kenya’s President William Ruto has withdrawn the tax-increasing Finance Bill that sparked mass protests. He has sacked his cabinet and the head of the police has resigned. But the anger many feel hasn’t gone away, and protests continue. The protests have brought Kenya’s Gen Z onto the political stage, with...

The US Election & the Dangers of Nuclear Weapons

Protestors air their views on non-proliferation opposite UN Headquarters in New York. Credit: ICAN/Seth Shelden   Amid geopolitical divides, arms competition, increasingly dangerous new technologies and an elevated nuclear risk, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres highlighted his concern that the UN Conference on Disarmament is consistently failing to deliver. February 2024 By Daryl G. KimballWASHINGTON...

New Military Alliances Forming in the Pacific

Russia vetoed a draft resolution in March 2024 to renew the mandate of the Security Council’s 1718 Committee panel of experts monitoring sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider By Alice SlaterNEW YORK, Jul 22 2024 – On the heels of a new alliance announced this summer by Russia and North Korea for a pact pledging mutual defense, with the...

First, it was Food as Weapon of War– & Then Came Water…

A family cooks a meal in a temporary accommodation in the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital. Credit: UN World Food Programme (WFP) By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jul 22 2024 – The Palestinians in Gaza have been victims of a double tragedy: killings by Israel’s mostly American-made weapons and deaths by starvation. And now comes a revelation of a new weapon of war: how Israel has been systematically...

Iconic Image Makes Trump the Ultimate Hero

Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, addresses the General Assembly’s 75th session in September 2020. Credit: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas By James E. JenningsATLANTA, Georgia, Jul 19 2024 – Republican Vice-Presidential nominee JD Vance and other speakers at the GOP Convention gleefully referenced the party’s latest icon: a wounded Donald Trump with blood on his face raising his...

Biden Administration Faces Rebellion Within its Own Ranks over Gaza War

Schools-turned-shelters run by the UN agency for Palestine refugees, UNRWA, have suffered serious damage in strikes in the last week. July 2024. Credit: United Nations By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 2024 – The Biden administration, which has come under heavy fire for its unyielding pro-Israeli stand on the nine-month-old war in Gaza, is facing a rebellion within its own bureaucratic...