The world knows late Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw as the man who, as the chief of the Indian army in the 1971 Indo Pakistan War following the Bangladesh Liberation War, made great contributions to the creation of Bangladesh. Sam also fought on the Burma front as a Captain of the 12th Frontier Force and was seriously wounded fighting the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. But the world is unaware that another Manekshaw Lt Jamshed Manekshaw (Jimmy) was also defending the Indian territory against the Japanese invasion in the Dohazari region of the Chittagong front during World War II. While Sam survived the bullet wounds, Jamshed died in action in Dohazari and he became an unsung martyr. Lt Jamshed Manekshaw died on May 14, 1944.Lt Jamshed belonged to Bulsar in Gujarat state of undivided India and he worked in Kabul in Afghanistan before he joined the Indian army as a commissioned officer. He was sent to fight against the Japanese Imperial forces in the northeast part of India and in the Chittagong s areas. These areas which were then part of the erstwhile East Bengal are now part of Bangladesh. A large number of Indians, British, Australian and Africans died in action fighting here. Based on their religion the last rites of these brave soldiers were performed in the various war cemeteries built by the British army in the region. They were designated military cemeteries where the martyrs were laid to rest with full military honours. Lt Jamshed Manekshaw belonged to the Parsi community in India; the Parsis are Zoroastrians who fled from Iran to settle down in India. The Parsis who settled down in Gujarat after escaping from Iran facing persecution later spread to various parts of India and excelled in business. They contributed to the economy of undivided India and a few families had businesses in Dhaka and Chittagong too. There was one businessman, Mr Merdhora, who lived in Chittagong then and the British took his help in performing the last rites of Lt Jamshed.
WASP 62b is a giant gas, similar to Jupiter, and is so big that it could contain about 1,000 planet Earths. It orbits its star, WASP 62, every 4.4 days. The system is more than 570 light years away from us, and astronomers discovered it in 2012 using the SuperWASP telescope at the South African Astronomical Observatory ''s Sutherland site.SuperWASP, which stands for Wide Angle Search for Planets, is a consortium that operates two telescopes, one in South Africa and one in the Canary Islands.The ”Name an Exoplanet ” initiative has shortlisted four names for Wasp 62b and another four for its star, along with motivations for their suggestions.
Thousands of black African soldiers who died fighting for Britain during the First World War remain in unmarked burial sites after being overlooked by the War Graves Commission, according to MP David Lammy . The Labour politician has revealed how soldiers who took part in the East African campaign were denied a proper burial.
With the sudden spate of xenophobic attacks ravaging South Africa, what is God saying to Africa as a continent at this time of tension and division? "No African country can succeed alone. Africans need each other to develop. For example: West Africa needs Southern Africa and Southern Africa needs West Africa to develop. North Africa needs East Africa and East Africa needs North Africa to develop. Indeed, we are indispensable to each other; we cannot do without each other. No one is self-sufficient. Dear Africans, we should not let other fellow Africans feel unwelcome to our countries. Everyone has a contribution to make. Whether you are poor, rich, immigrant or refugee â€“ you have a contribution to make. With regard to issues of illegal immigrants, drugs and other crimes, our duty is to work with the law enforcement agencies by giving them useful information. It is only when these agencies fail that we can lawfully protest. Africa has neglected her youths. Africa has abandoned the youths to themselves. Africa has failed to make provision for the youths, whereas tomorrowâ€™s Africa is the youths. I speak calmness to my nation, South Africa, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ!" - T.B. Joshua #Xenophobia #SayNoToXenophobia #AfricaUnite
The west African team known as the Teranga Lions are two victories away from fulfilling the dream of their 27 year old talisman, starting with a semi final against Tunisia in Egypt Sunday."Going to Dakar with the trophy would be extraordinary," said Mane, who shared the Premier League Golden Boot award last season with fellow Africans Mohamed Salah and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.
This May 29, 2019 photo released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shows some of 1,036 migrants who crossed the U.S. Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, the largest that the Border Patrol says it has ever encountered. Video shows them going under a chain link fence to the U.S., where they waited for agents to come. The Border Patrol has encountered 180 groups of more than 100 people since October, compared to 13 during the previous 12 month period and two the year before. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP)
Black First Land First leader Andile Mngxitama appears to think business mogul Patrice Motsepe and brothers in law Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe and President Cyril Ramaphosa are bringing songstress Beyonc into the country to make South Africans ;dizzy with frenzy .Beyonc and Ed Sheeran alongside other global superstars have been confirmed to perform live at the Global Citizen Festival in the country later this year. The festival is in honour of Nelson Mandela 's 100th year birthday anniversary.
Italy goes to the polls on Sunday amidst a tense political atmosphere and following a poisonous immigration debate, a campaign that has seen hostility directed towards some of the 600,000 refugees and migrants who have arrived in Italy in recent years.Far right parties such as Lega Nord have preyed on some people s fears over foreigners and multi ethnicity and recent racist incidents included a drive by shooting by an extremist who targeted six Africans.
The database leak that exposed the private information of 30 million South Africans has been linked to websites operated by Jigsaw holdings, reported iAfrikan.This follows the disclosure of the leak by security researcher Troy Hunt.
Johannesburg The sensitive private information of 30 million South Africans, contained in a massive data breach, appears to have been hacked from a credit bureau. This is according to Australian Microsoft regional director, Tory Hunt, who exposed the leak on Twitter on Tuesday.
Human ancestors living in Sub Sahara Africa may have interbred with unknown ghost species of early hominins, a study on the evolutionary history of a salivary protein has indicated. This unknown human relative could be a species that has been discovered such as a subspecies of Homo erectus, or an undiscovered hominin, Omer Gokcumen, assistant professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, said in a recent statement.
On the one hand you want to demonstrate generosity and take in refugees, but the more generous you are, the more word gets around about this ndash; which in turn motivates more people to leave Africa, ” Gates said.While Germany has been one of the pioneers of the open door policy, it cannot take in the huge, massive number of people who are wanting to make their way to Europe. ” Thus Gates advised European nations to take action in order to make it more difficult for Africans to reach the continent via the current transit routes. ”
That 's starting to change. Microsoft is the latest company that wants to cut so called latency gaps for Africans. The software giant has announced it will deliver its cloud service to users in Africa from data centers in Johannesburg and Cape Town beginning next year.The move probably will result in a better experience for cloud users in Africa, but it also promises a boost for organizations and startups. Rather than set up expensively maintained IT departments, for example, businesses could plug into less costly cloud services and software, accessible from anywhere.
February focuses attention on Black history, since it is designated for that celebration. As a result, the soaring rhetoric of Malcom X and Martin Luther King Jr. gets heard. And that set my thoughts in motion this year.The similarities between the Armenian experience under Ottoman rule and that of Africans in the U.S. is surprisingly similar, analogous.
Only a few cases were spread outside of West Africa even making it to the United States by way of a few individuals, although it was quickly stamped out. The problem is still ongoing in West Africa, specifically in Guinea. Tens of thousands of Africans in the region have succumbed to the virus, but a cure is on the way.On Dec. 22, The Lancet Medical Journal released trial results that showed the vaccine, named rVSV ZEBOV, gave full protection from the virus. Paste Magazine explained the trial s process. The trials were conducted in Guinea, one of the countries most affected by the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Participants were given a single dose of the vaccine beginning in March 2015. Of the nearly 6,000 people who received the vaccine, all were free of the ebola virus 10 days later. In an equally sized control group that was not vaccinated, 23 participants were infected by the Ebola virus. However, despite these results, it is still unknown whether the vaccine will work on children since the participants were all adults.
Earlier this year, an international team of astronomers that included two South Africans managed to explore behind thick clouds of dust particles in the Milky Way that had previously made it impossible to map large parts of the sky. Now, continuing the quest to discover massive areas of the universe that have previously been a mystery, a colossal supercluster of previously hidden galaxies has been revealed. It covers more sky than the biggest supercluster previously known to man, with a gravitational pull that could have a massive cosmological impact on the galaxies around it including ours. Understanding it could unveil some puzzling secrets of where we are going, and why. By MARELISE VAN DER MERWE.
There is no doubt as to the severity of this beating. Australia came to Hobart believing they were the cricketing equal of South Africa, and have had that belief crushed. Steve Smith was quite beside himself at the television post match interview; the blood drained from his face, the answers to questions coming in a gentle voice from a mind reeling in shock. The world had closed in on him and there was only darkness. In the dressing room, young men were silent while older sweats went about their efforts at consolation. Along the corridor, Faf du Plessis sat calm, satisfied but not yet sated: he wants 3 0 on Australian soil. He truly thought these results possible because the once mighty Australian aura has so clearly gone. The recent one day series confirmed that in his mind. Momentum in sport is overrated, some say; Faf thinks it is the grail. On their own turf the South Africans won five 50 over matches in a row against the reigning world champions and most of them in style and with space to spare. But to win three consecutive Tests down under would be something else. If it happens, the selectors would be tempted to give the job to the stand in captain job full time.
Super Eagles goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, says he is 100 percent ready for the 2018 World Cup qualifying clash against the Desert Foxes of Algeria. I m ready to comfortably step into the shoes of Carl Ikeme in the World Cup clash against Algeria and I m ready to prove my worth if called upon or given the go ahead by manager Gernot Rohr to man the post against the North Africans, Ezenwa told supersport.com yesterday.
The move is unprecedented in a continent whose leaders often complain that the court disproportionately targets Africans.On October 12, only two lawmakers voted in favour of staying under the jurisdiction of the Dutch based ICC, while 94 voted against and 14 abstained.