The eclipse goes global, Trump's Afghan plan and dockless bike sharing
August 21, 2017
President Donald Trump's new US plan for Afghanistan is expected to including some extra US troops deployed there. We take a look at what else we might expect to hear rom the president. Also, Seattle follow's China's lead and tries dockless bike sharing. Plus, the BBC has a new Pidgin English service for West Africa.
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On Aug. 8, all across Kenya, people spent hours in long, chaotic lines waiting to cast their votes in the election. At the polling station inside Kamiti Maximum Security Prison, the scene was a bit different.
Eclipse watchers flocking to the path of totality let out whoops and cheers as the moon covered the sun in the first coast-to-coast total eclipse in nearly 100 years.
Pidgin unites West Africans of different ethnicities and nationalities. Now speakers can get their news in that language as well.
Guy Consolmagno watched his first solar eclipse on Monday. It’s a pretty big deal for this Jesuit priest who’s also the director of the Vatican Observatory.
President Trump is set to announce a long-awaited shift in strategy for the Afghanistan conflict in a rare prime-time address to the American people Monday evening.