The 'menacing cloud' over Zimbabwe elections
14 October 2012 Last updated at 19:43 BST
Zimbabwe is heading towards new elections, with growing concern that President Robert Mugabe may seek to prevent a free and fair vote, following the imprisonment of supporters of the Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai.
It is four years since Mr Mugabe was forced into a power-sharing deal after a violent, disputed election campaign.
The BBC's Andrew Harding reports from the capital, Harare.