A BBC correspondent in Tripoli says Colonel Gaddafi is increasingly confident as the army hammers home its advantage over poorly-equipped and poorly-organised rebel forces. BBC World Service looks at where the rebels are getting their arms from.
With Ivory Coast sliding back towards civil war, how are people coping? The World Today brought together Kone Ouanmourou, a university teacher from Bouaké, in the north and Sekou Dao, an English teacher in Abidjan.
Nearly two months after President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali fled the country he ruled for 23 years, some Tunisians are asking whether the authoritarian system he created is really being dismantled. Owen Bennett-Jones reports from Tunisia.