THE VIEW FROM FEZ: Each year the Moroccan Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs receives hundreds of complaints about the noise level…
THE MOOR NEXT DOOR: They’ve been fighting hard against Qaddafi’s troops but turmoil throughout North Africa has seen an upswing in Berber identity.
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: Low prices combined with a growing reputation for excellence mean that many people from Europe and the United States are flocking to Moroccan plastic surgeons.
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: The big boys from Europe are moving aggressively into the Moroccan retail space and they’re squeezing the profit margins of souk operators.
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: The recent signing of an agreement in Casablanca launching a micro-finance initiative is good news for the poor of Morocco.
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: What do Elton John, Haifa Wahbi and Nancy Ajram have in common?
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: There’s wild theatricality and not-a-little pressure but are the frequent tales of grasping Moroccan carpet sellers fact or fiction?
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: The good news is that we’re going to have elections earlier than anticipated. The bad news is that security forces are taking an increasingly hard line.