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South Korean police detain two Liberian officials over alleged rape of two teenagers

South Korean police detain two Liberian officials over alleged rape of two teenagers

SOUTH Korean police said they had detained two Liberian government officials over the alleged rape of two teenagers in South Korea. The men, in their 30s and 50s, respectively, were arrested on the spot at a hotel in the southeastern city of Busan on Thursday after a friend of the alleged victims reported the case to the police, Busan police said. A Seoul Foreign Ministry official said the ministry was reviewing whether the two Liberians were entitled to diplomatic immunity. Police said they planned to seek formal arrest warrants for the two men, which would allow them to hold the…
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Using dance to ward off evil

Using dance to ward off evil

BONGANY SIZIBA, BIRD STORY AGENCY IT’S 10 am on a Saturday. A chilly winter wind is blowing over near-deserted streets in Claremont, a suburb of Randburg, near Johannesburg. The town’s residents seem to have taken refuge indoors, protected from the wind so bitter it has frozen the water in some of the neighbourhood pipes. Occasionally, a lone, brave soul - in the latest case, pushing a trolley - ventures out onto the street to confront the grim reality of the residents' everyday existence; a tough neighbourhood with a growing population, stalked by the menace of drugs and crime. But save…
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