Somalia specialist Ken Menkhaus told the Enough Project that the international community needs to pressure Al Shabab and the Somali government to open up aid delivery routes.
Aside from Qaddafi and his family, up to one million migrants from Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso may leave war-torn Libya, and arms from Qaddafi's arsenal are already showing up in conflict zones as far away as Somalia.
The leader of the northern arm of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement says the growing conflict is "about democracy and transformation," not land.
Muammar Qaddafi may not be in Niger, but he has lots of friends to Libya's south.
Guest blogger Laura Seay interviews the author of a book on governance by rebel groups about what Libya's National Transitional Council will need to do to build a stable government.
Today's stories feature a look at the Libyan rebels' final push on Qaddafi's hometown, Nigeria's Boko Haram, and how George Clooney's satellite project may affect Sudan.
It remains to be seen whether Muammar Qaddafi will be extradited to the International Criminal Court and whether the court has learned from past mistakes.
Even with Muammar Qaddafi's deep financial ties across Africa, many of the continent's leaders are ambivalent about his departure.
With Tripoli almost entirely in rebel hands, what will the fall of Muammar Qaddafi, who sometimes brokered peace and sometimes stoked conflict, mean for the countries to Libya’s south?