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ItchyBoots Exposes Corruption at Cameroon Checkpoints, Officer Shows Ignorance

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Motorcycle adventurer and YouTuber, ItchyBoots, has sparked outrage after sharing her experience with alleged corruption by a Cameroonian officer. In a video posted on Facebook, ItchyBoots, whose real name is Noraly, recounted being stopped at a checkpoint and accused of missing a stamp on her international driver’s license.

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In her Facebook post, Noraly recounted the incident, stating, “I had to pay all the officers on both the Central African Republic and Cameroon side for the immigration and customs stamps (first time this happened), and so I had very little money left. So when I reached this checkpoint and was falsely accused of missing a stamp on my international driver license (you never get stamps on that..) – I had to stand my ground.”

Officer tries for force Itchyboots to give bribe
The officer tries to force Itchyboots to give a bribe

Crucially, international driver’s licences do not require stamps, and Noraly refused to be intimidated. Her video footage captured the tense exchange with the officer, who ultimately allowed her to pass.

The video shared by ItchyBoots captures the confrontation with the Cameroonian officer, who, unaware that international driver’s licences do not require stamps, attempted to exploit the situation. Noraly stood her ground, skillfully navigating the encounter and eventually driving away unharmed.

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Disturbed by the incident, a concerned Cameroonian, speaking to Mimi Mefo Info (MMI), expressed their dismay at the corrupt behavior of law enforcement officers. They urged the Cameroonian authorities to investigate the matter and take appropriate action against the officer involved. The individual highlighted Norally’s past encounter in Nigeria, where two police officers were dismissed after attempting to extort money from her.

“I am coming to you because of how corrupt our ‘law’ officers behave. Imagine a white tourist who has been moving around the world with her bike and reentered Cameroon from the Central African Republic, and the Gendarme officer was trying to squeeze money from her, but she stood her ground that the document is correct,” the concerned Cameroonian told MMI.

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ItchyBoots, through her experiences and documentation, has become an inadvertent whistleblower, revealing instances of corruption and demanding accountability. The incident in Cameroon echoes her previous encounter in Nigeria, emphasising the need for systemic changes to address corruption within law enforcement agencies.

It remains to be seen if Cameroonian authorities will take action against the officer in question. However, Noraly’s story has undoubtedly struck a chord, highlighting the fight against corruption and the power of individuals to stand up for their rights. The call for the authorities to investigate and sanction the officer involved resonates as a plea for justice and a step towards a more transparent and accountable system.

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Tanzania Observes 7 Days Mourning for Former President Ali Hassan Mwinyi

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President Samia Suluhu Hassan has declared a seven-day mourning interval following the loss of life of former Tanzanian President Ali Hassan Mwinyi. The revered statesman handed away on the age of 98 after battling lung most cancers. Mwinyi, who held the presidential workplace from 1985 to 1995, performed a pivotal position in shaping the future of the East African nation.

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President Samia Suluhu delivered the information of Mwinyi’s demise on Thursday at 5:30 pm, casting a pall over the nation because it bid farewell to one in every of its outstanding leaders. The late president’s contributions to Tanzania lengthen past his practically decade-long tenure; he succeeded the nation’s founding father, Julius Nyerere, and left an indelible mark on its political panorama.

Among the many enduring legacies of Ali Hassan Mwinyi is the introduction of multi-party democracy to Tanzania. His dedication to political pluralism ushered in an period of larger political participation and illustration within the East African nation. Mwinyi’s imaginative and prescient for a extra inclusive political system laid the groundwork for the various political panorama that exists in Tanzania as we speak.

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The passing of the previous president marks a big second in Tanzanian historical past, leaving a void that resonates with the lack of different iconic leaders who’ve formed the nation’s future. Mwinyi’s loss of life on February 29, 2024, makes Jakaya Kikwete, now 73 years previous, the one residing former Head of State in Tanzania.

When contemplating Tanzania’s presidents since its independence, it is very important observe that they’ve all come from the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) celebration. Nonetheless, the nation has endured the sorrow of bidding farewell to 4 of its leaders, together with the founding father Julius Nyerere 24 years in the past, President John Magufuli in 2021, and now the current lack of Ali Hassan Mwinyi. The passing of three presidents inside the span of 5 years, from 2020 to 2024, underscores the nation’s collective grief over the departure of those influential figures.

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As Tanzanians embark on per week of mourning to honour the reminiscence of Ali Hassan Mwinyi, the nation displays on the numerous contributions of its leaders and the challenges and triumphs they navigated throughout their respective tenures. The legacy of Mwinyi, marked by his dedication to democracy and public service, will undoubtedly endure within the hearts and minds of the Tanzanian folks.

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Francis Ngannou suscite l’inquiétude chez Anthony Joshua

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Francis Ngannou, le boxeur camerounais, a testé son coup de poing le 27 février dernier, et le résultat affiché sur la machine n’augure rien de bon pour Anthony Joshua.

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En effet, l’ancien champion du monde de MMA, Francis Ngannou, s’apprête à affronter le Britannique Anthony Joshua le 8 mars prochain à Riyad. Pour se préparer à ce fight, il s’est engagé dans une préparation intensive ces derniers mois afin d’être prêt le jour J. Il a récemment saisi l’event de mesurer la puissance de son coup de poing sur une machine à punch. Le résultat est sans appel : Francis Ngannou a affiché un impressionnant 999 au compteur, signe que le “Predator” a pulvérisé le tableau.

Ce n’est pas la première fois que Francis Ngannou se prête à ce style de check. Avant de quitter l’UFC, il détenait déjà le document du combattant poids lourds au coup de poing le plus dévastateur. Certains specialists affirment même que la drive de frappe du Camerounais équivaut à celle de 96 chevaux. Selon Dana White, le patron de l’UFC, “C’est comme se faire percuter par une Ford Escort lancée à pleine vitesse, bien plus puissant qu’un marteau de foire jeté par-dessus la tête”.

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Il n’est pas étonnant que des poids lourds notables, tels que Mike Tyson, attirent l’consideration d’Anthony Joshua sur ce sujet. Tyson Fury en a fait les frais lors de son affrontement avec Francis Ngannou, et selon diverses sources, il en garde encore des séquelles, ce qui l’a contraint à reporter son fight prévu en février dernier contre l’Ukrainien Oleksandr Usyk.

Francis Ngannou disputera son deuxième fight en boxe anglaise contre Anthony Joshua le 8 mars prochain, avant de faire son retour en MMA pour son tout premier fight au PFL. Il affrontera le Brésilien Renan Ferreira, alias “Problema”. Ce dernier a remporté son dernier fight contre Ryan Bader par TKO et determine parmi les grands combattants MMA du PFL. Francis Ngannou aura ainsi l’opportunité de décrocher sa première ceinture depuis son départ de l’UFC.

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Atanga Nji blames rising kidnappings on bike riders

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The Minister of Territorial Administration, Paul Atanga Nji, pointed fingers at bike riders, citing them as contributors to the escalating incidents of kidnapping within the North Area.

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The Minister referred to as for heightened vigilance, frequent controls, and strict adherence to the rule of regulation throughout a gathering held on the North Governor’s workplace on Thursday, February 29.

“Regarding the actions of bikes, the Minister confirmed that their message to the Head of State from the ten Areas throughout his birthday has been transmitted and that the Governor ought to convey suggestions to them,” an announcement from the Ministry learn.

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Regardless of recognising sure safety challenges, the minister highlighted the efforts exerted by safety forces to keep up peace within the area.

Addressing the populace, Atanga Nji urged collaboration with regulation enforcement to curb theft and kidnapping actions.

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“With the upcoming elections, there’s a want for the sharing of knowledge by all stakeholders to anticipate pockets of disturbance and cease terrorism, banditry, and kidnappings for ransom,” he mentioned.

Impressed by the cleanliness of Garoua Metropolis, the Minister recommended the inhabitants via Governor Jean Abate Edii.

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The assembly, which was attended by administrative authorities and the defence and safety forces of the Area, occurred forward of the inauguration of the Garoua Central Mosque in Poumpoumre.

Atanga Nji is representing President Paul Biya on the occasion that’s happening this Friday, March 1.

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The newly constructed mosque has considerably enhanced the aesthetic attraction of Garoua, marking a big improvement within the area.

The Muslim neighborhood in Garoua warmly welcomed Minister Atanga Nji upon his arrival on the Garoua Worldwide Airport.

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