Mali's Magical Onions
Presented by Kate Adie. In this edition, Jeremy Bowen in Yemen, Carrie Gracie in China, Stephen Sackur in Russia, Simon Parker in Norway and Alex Duval Smith in Mali.
Kate Adie introduces correspondents' stories from across the globe. Today, Jeremy Bowen on the layers of war in Yemen; Carrie Gracie follows China's extraordinary transformation of farmers into workers AND shoppers, and villages into cities; Stephen Sackur on how President Putin is turning his attentions to Russia's far east, with the help of roulette wheels; in northern Norway, with Simon Parker, it's lashings of homebrew and strange dancing to greet midsummer; and, despite Alex Duval Smith's best efforts to find out, the secret of Mali's shallots remains...well....secret. But what about the genie?