International forces have launched new air strikes near Libya’s opposition-held western city of Misrata, witnesses told the BBC. Forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi initially pulled back, but Misrata residents say snipers have continued to target people from rooftops.
Col Gadhafi’s forces also resumed their pounding of Zintan, near the Tunisian border, according to reports. The BBC’s Defense and Security Correspondent Nick Childs joins us from London.
Jeremy Hobson joins Robin Young as co-host of Here & Now in its new 2-hour format, from WBUR and NPR.
Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland, was a friend of former South African President Nelson Mandela. She joins us and says, “He was the best of us.”Comment | more »
As the world mourns the anti-apartheid leader and former South African president, we touch down in Johannesburg and hear from two people who knew Nelson Mandela.2 Comments | more »