For the few cases that go awry, the main problems are pre-existing medical conditions and escape attempts.
The volatile conditions in the Central African Republic make the administration of justice difficult.
Controversy around Winnie Madikizela-Mandela continues in death as it did in life.
Nigeria's forests are used by terrorists, kidnappers, cannabis cultivators, cattle rustlers and robbers.
A new scam tricks families based overseas into paying a ransom for Chinese students in Australia who have supposedly been kidnapped.
In an age of increased scrutiny, violent and repressive states are turning to subtler methods of removing dissidents and opponents.
Tough socio-economic conditions, among others, make kidnapping a thriving business in Nigeria. A strong justice system along with stiff punishment for the crime are needed.
Reliving trauma on a national scale.
The marked increase in the number of Nigerian pastoralists fleeing Boko Haram terror in northeastern Nigeria last year reflects a trend that started three years ago.
The reasons for the phenomenon of child marriage are complex and include the fact that in customary law, marriageable age was never reckoned as an actual number but depended on puberty.