Viruses to stop cholera infections – the viral enemy of deadly bacteria could be humanity’s friend

In the latest of a string of high-profile cases in the U.S., a cocktail of bacteria-killing viruses successfully treated a cystic fibrosis patient suffering from a deadly infection caused by a pathogen that was resistant to multiple forms of antibiotics.…

South African woman conquers Mount Everest in 27 days, on fourth try

JOHANNESBURG, Once, twice, thrice she failed but for the failure seemed to have been only her booster. She has now made history after conquering the highest mountain above sea level, the famous Mount Everest.

This is the story of South …

Somaliland Celebrates Independence Despite Lack of International Recognition

HARGEISA, SOMALILAND The breakaway state of Somaliland is preparing to celebrate 28 years since it declared independence from Somalia. No country recognizes Somaliland as a sovereign nation, but in the capital, preparations for the celebration are under way.

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Nigerian militancy, disaster risk podcasts, and a mixed week for Yemen: The Cheat Sheet

Our editors’ weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe.

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One step forward, two steps back in Yemen?

This week Houthi rebels began withdrawing from Hodeidah and two other nearby ports in what …

Reeling in Syria, Iraq, Islamic State Tries to Surge Online

While Islamic State fighters in Syria and Iraq have largely been forced underground, the terror group’s other fighters along with its media operatives appear intent on surging, combining an increase in attacks with ramped-up output on social media.

The strategy …

Uganda Remembers AIDS Victims

KAMPALA Uganda is marking International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day with activities to remember the estimated 2 million Ugandans who have died of the disease.

While the government and development partners have increased campaigns for HIV awareness, however, the stigma and …