Libya's fallen leader Muammar Qaddafi still has friends in the Zimbabwe government of President Robert Mugabe, who shares ideological and financial ties with Libya's former leader.
Prime Minister Tsvangirai could pull out, leading to early elections that would favor President Mugabe, whose far-reaching powers haven't yet been curbed by promised constitutional reform.
As with the 2006 World Cup in Germany, a rampant sex trade is of concern to human rights groups ahead of the World Cup 2010 in South Africa, which kicks off next month. Prostitutes, many from impoverished Zimbabwe, are arriving to cash in on an estimated 500,000 visiting fans.
As the rainy season approaches, the root cause of last year's outbreak – a lack of clean water – is not being addressed by the government.
Despite political and economic turmoil, the country remains a place of hope.
The second round of presidential voting was marked by violence and intimidation. Voters could vote only for President Mugabe.
Top ruling party members are jittery about being tried in international courts.