While South Africa remains firm in its refusal to free up Gaddafi's frozen assets for Libya's National Transitional Council, the asset freeze has left the country short of basic medical supplies.

The president of the South African chapter of Doctors Without Borders (MSF), Dr Prinithia Pillay... [urged] South African doctors and nurses to volunteer in Libya. She said "the daily bombing of the capital had left children traumatised" and hospitals short of essential medicines and staff to treat patients. Read full article.