NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The artist market just north of Angola's capital sells paintings, hand-carved wooden animals and newly woven baskets. It is also sells more than 10,000 pieces of ivory, making it the largest market in southern Africa to openly sell elephant tusks, an illegal trade.
By Brian Winter SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's hosting of the World Cup has been far from perfect but it has gone more smoothly than many expected, boosting President Dilma Rousseff's chances for re-election in October. Preparations for the month-long soccer tournament were plagued by delays and overspending on stadiums, and numerous infrastructure projects that did not get finished. Those problems did not magically go away when Brazil opened the tournament with a victory over Croatia last Thursday. Rousseff has tied her fate to the World Cup, championing it as a chance to show Brazil's recent economic progress to the world.
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