Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow has promised investigations into human rights abuses. He also told DW's Adrian Kriesch he would request that the current government release political prisoners - as a first step in a reconciliation process.
In August 2013, more than 800 protesters were killed in Cairo's Rabaa Square during a brutal security operation. Human Rights Watch has called for an investigation into what it believes were crimes against humanity.
After calls for an independent probe, Saudi Arabia has said it will investigate whether it accidentally killed 40 children. It earlier defended the strike as a legitimate military action.
Gambian President Adama Barrow has said that during his first year in office his country has made tremendous progress, especially within the economic sector but security challenges remain.
Days before he took up the top job at Amnesty, Kumi Naidoo summited Mount Kilimanjaro for charity. The seasoned activist usually linked to a worthy cause is the first African to lead the human rights group in many years.
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