Libyan rebel chief Mustafa Abdel Jalil says "the end is very near" for Moammar Gadaffi and that it will be "catastrophic".
A high-level panel named by the African Union faces an uphill battle in agreeing a unified stand on Côte d'Ivoire's political crisis.
It was business as usual as the AU's two-day summit stuck to its planned schedule, despite the problems in Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan and Côte d'Ivoire.
African leaders will try to bridge their divide over the crisis in Côte d'Ivoire as they meet for a summit this weekend.
The draft UN mapping report detailing crimes by armed forces in the DRC is an inventory of atrocities committed with impunity over a 10-year period.
After a worrying setback when their Somali government allies deserted their posts, AU troops in Mogadishu managed to contain the situation.
Up to half of the food aid intended for needy Somalis is routinely diverted, according to a United Nations report.
VIPs on Friday feted the first year of Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed's shaky rule as fighting rocked a theatre where they were gathered.
In a khaki tent shielded by sandbags, four Ugandan officers are watching Black Hawk Down.
Two journalists from Canada and Australia flew out of Somalia on Thursday at the end of a 15-month hostage ordeal.