Sophie Pons

Geeks flock to Morocco’s ‘paradise for hackers’

Students are selected on the basis of performance in logic and memory tests, motivation and progress. No formal qualifications are required.

Weaving the last threads of a dying art

Sophie Pons speaks to ​Abdelkader Ouazzani about how his profession of weaving is dying in Morocco

Historic Jewish quarter of Marrakesh sees revival

The Jewish area of Moroccan tourist gem Marrakesh is seeing its fortunes revived as visitors flock to experience its unique culture and history.

Czech carp competes for Christmas-table spot

Carp, the traditional Christmas meal in Central Europe, is facing fierce competition this year from newcomers such as salmon and poultry, according to worried Czech producers. Already facing pressure from poultry, carp prices have fallen by about 5% since last year, according to estimates from the biggest national carp producer.

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