In eastern Libya, anti-government rebels say NATO airstrikes helped them push pro-government forces out of a strategic city 100 miles from the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. NATO warplanes also destroyed pro-government tanks shelling the Western city of Misrata.
As the fighting continues, a delegation from the African Union arrived in the Libyan capital Tripoli Sunday in search of a cease-fire agreement.
Shannan Gilbert, a prostitute, was last seen in May. Police have found no trace of Gilbert, but they have discovered the remains of eight other people on a quiet stretch of Long Island shore about an hour's drive from Manhattan. The community is on edge.
The battle for control of Ivory Coast appears to be reaching a decisive moment. Forces loyal to presumptive President Alassane Ouattara have seized control of much of the nation and now are battling for the final prize — the main city of Abidjan. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with reporter Marco Chown, who's in Abidjan for the latest about the heavy fighting.
Since a contested presidential election in November, the West African nation of Ivory Coast has fallen into chaos. The country has long been in the decline, but at one point, it was considered the jewel of West Africa, its economy fortified by profits from cocoa exports. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Yale professor Mike McGovern about the Ivory Coast's history and the events that led up to the current humanitarian crisis.