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I'm Alex Ritson, and at 14 hours GMT on Monday, the 1st of March, these are our main stories. Fresh charges are filed against the deposed Burmese leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, as supporters defy mass killings to turn out in force, the president of Ghana has become the first person to be inoculated against coronavirus under the Global Kovács Initiative. The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is found guilty of corruption and influence peddling and sentenced to three years in prison.


Also in this podcast, Donald Trump hints at a new bid for the White House.


Who knows? I may even decide to beat them for a third time.


OK, and no. Martland and the Crown Schoop Awards at Hollywood's Golden Globes.


A month after the military coup in Myanmar, the ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has appeared in court via video link to face new criminal charges. Meanwhile, the civil unrest continues. U.N. officials say at least 18 people were killed by the security forces on Sunday. But despite that, people were out on the streets again on Monday.


Reports say security forces used rubber bullets and tear gas as demonstrators congregated in the main city, Yangon. Our South East Asia correspondent, Jonathan Head told me more about the new charges against Aung San Suu Kyi.


Well, it's a total of four now, two relating to the discovery of walkie talkies in her home when she was detained on the day of the coup that were used by her security guards, which the police say were unregistered. She's already been charged with violating covid-19 crowd control regulations during the November election campaign last year. Of course, she was very busy on the campaign trail and they've added another one, which is charging her with issuing a statement that could cause public unrest that we think is related to a statement published in her name shortly after she was detained urging people not to accept the coup.


Now that these seem rather trivial charges, but they do carry combined quite a number of years, at least six years in prison, possibly more, if that's how the authorities want to play it. But nobody really thinks these charges are what it's all about. This is a political process. It's a show trial. It enables the authorities to keep her in detention and away from any kind of public appearance, which would, of course, have a massively galvanizing effect on that public protest movement which has spread across the country.


Thomson Chao, the editor of the news site Frontier Myanmar, is in Yangon. He says the protesters remain determined despite the upsurge in violence today.


The parts of town where I've been to, many of the roads are blocked. In fact, most of the major roads in Yangon, in southern Yangon have been blocked. We have seen the violence that we saw yesterday. The major escalation of violence against civilian protesters have continued today in other parts of town. But overriding things, things have changed. Many protesters told me they are still very keen and they plan to go on the protest peacefully despite the violence against them in the last couple of days.


I think it's also not the best indication to look at that the resistance by the number of protesters that will go out to the streets every day because we still have a massive civil disobedience movement ongoing. The fact that there are fewer people going out in the streets today doesn't mean that resistance has reduced.


Journalist Tomson Chao in Yangon.


President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has become the first person to be vaccinated under the Kovács initiative, which aims to roll out at least two billion covid vaccine doses to the world's poorer countries by the end of the year. Ghanaian state television broadcast live pictures with a jaunty musical accompaniment of the 76 year old and his wife receiving their jabs at a military hospital in the capital, Accra. He urged people to have the vaccines and not to believe conspiracy theories, casting doubt on their efficacy.


It's important that I set the example that this vaccine is safe by being the first to have it.


Dr. Patrick Aboagye of the Ghana Health Service said the country was ready to start the vaccine program.


We have plans since October and so we have the segments really available for the imagination. Our only hope is that the supplies that have been promised come in as promised, and that we will stick to our timetable and vaccinate as many people in the shortest possible time so that we can be able to get about this unknown disease that is ravaging not just the. But also the whole economy of the country, Governor May is professor of global health and public policy at Duke University in the United States.


He helped design the Kovács program and says it's desperately needed to combat global health inequality.


It's obviously a very exciting moment to see the first Kovács doses arrive in Ghana and now in Cote d'Ivoire. There is a huge need to distribute vaccines worldwide, not just in rich nations. It's been rather depressing watching rich nations essentially just clear the shelves, right? It's been absolutely kind of me. First need only vaccine grab. And that's not just incredibly unfair. It's also terrible public health. This is a global pandemic. We need a global response that has to include worldwide vaccination.


And Kovács is an essential mechanism for making that happen. Around 200 million shots have been administered against covid-19, maybe a little bit more. But if you look at actually where those shots have gone, more than three quarters were given in just 10 rich countries and there are around 100 to 130 countries that have two and a half billion people. Collectively, we're not a single shot has been administered. So now a handful of nations that have been the hoarder's, there is an urgent need now to control the pandemic worldwide, because when transmission is wildly uncontrolled, then the virus has more scope to evolve into dangerous variants.


And we know that a covid-19 outbreak anywhere could become an outbreak everywhere. You know, it doesn't have to be a zero sum game. We could be doing far more to address this global vaccine apartheid.


Professor Gavin Yamey Ivory Coast began its vaccination program on Monday with reports of people eagerly queuing to get their jobs. Nigeria is due to take delivery of nearly four million doses shipped from India later this week. The former president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, has been convicted of corruption and influence peddling by a court in Paris. The charges were based on police wiretaps of conversations between Mr. Sarkozy and his lawyer, made as part of a separate investigation into the financing of the former president's election campaign.


Our correspondent in Paris is Hugh Schofield.


He's been found guilty of corruption and influence peddling. The former president has been found guilty on those two charges and sentenced to a year in prison, plus two years suspended. Now, he's not going to be led away from the court. He's here, by the way, in handcuffs. He will appeal. Almost certainly. It's inconceivable that he won't appeal. So he will remain a free man. But this is nonetheless a very important verdict, the first time a former president of France has been sent to prison.


And it's to do with this affair of corruption, which came after he left the presidency in 2014 when it's alleged he tried to intervene through friends in the legal system to influence. A judge said he would get information from the judge, promising the judge in return promotion to a post in Monaco. The defense said that this alleged conspiracy never came to anything, so how could there be a plot? But the judge was very, very damning in her summing up, said they knew exactly what they were doing.


They tried to hatch a conspiracy. They tried to influence the course of justice, and therefore they were guilty. For Nicolas Sarkozy, it means that any mooted comeback on the political scene is certainly stopped in its tracks for now. I mean, he's disavowed any real interest in coming back to lead the right, the mainstream right in French politics. But he has many, many supporters there. And had he been cleared in this trial, certainly there were many people who are thinking that he might be biding his time to wait for an opportunity to come back, but that has clearly been stopped in its tracks now.


Hugh Schofield in Paris. Donald Trump has made his first public appearance since leaving the White House in January. The former president told a conference of supporters that the journey began four years ago when he took office was far from over, but he said he wouldn't be starting his own party from Orlando, Florida.


Our North America correspondent Nick Bryant sent this report. It felt like spring break had come early in Florida. Supporters of the losing candidate in the 2020 election partying like then Redwan.


This conservative conference became a festival of Donald Trump with all the paraphernalia of his personal movement to make America great again, caps the banners showing the former president dressed like Rambo, a new items of merchandise caps and T-shirts reading Trump 2024 maybe.


He made his entrance to God Bless the USA aragonite anthem, which, like the party he's co-opted as his own, are the loser of the 2020 election, was treated like it's conquering hero. Hello, Sepak.


Do you miss me yet? Do you miss?


He said he had no plans to set up his own rival party and hinted at running again in 2024 as the Republican presidential nominee.


And I want you to know that I'm going to continue to fight right by your side.


We will do what we've done right from the beginning. To win, but in what was a fairly low energy address, he stopped short of declaring his candidacy. Who knows?


I may even decide to beat them for a third time.


OK, if there is to be a civil war within the Republican Party between Trump ists and traditionalists, then the evidence from this gathering is that the former president has the numbers to win. In a straw poll of delegates, 55 percent supported his candidacy. A third said they didn't wanted to run or weren't sure he had so many accomplishments in four years.


It's almost like eight years of accomplishments smashed into four years.


Matt Schlapp is the organizer of the CPAC conference.


People really admire him and respect them and they want to hear from him. Isn't what happened on January the 6th and his part in that disqualifying? No, I don't believe he played any part in the violence of the capital.


I don't think any of these people do hear the traditional Republicans like Senator Mitt Romney take a wholly different view. This former presidential nominee voted to convict Donald Trump and desperately hopes he won't seek re-election.


Where I really parted company with him was on matters of character. And some people say, oh, it's just a matter of his style. It's like, no, no, that's not style. Trying to corrupt an election is not style. That's behavior that represents a flawed character that cannot be accommodated in a democratic society.


Together, we will make America prouder, freer, stronger and greater than it ever has been before. Thank you, Stipek.


God bless. With this appearance has shown is that the storming of the U.S. Capitol was not a pivotal event, the moment when the Republican Party decided to reject Donald Trump and take a different path. Less than two months on, for many Republicans, it's almost as if January the 6th never happened. So we'll leave you with what this supporter called his Trump train.


Chop, chop, chop, chop, chop, a locomotive with a destination as yet another report from Nick Bryant.


Still to come in this podcast, the blind nine year old boy working as a teacher in a bombed out school in Yemen is already doing of why do we want a new school?


Chairs, doors, windows, blackboards, lights and batteries. Activists in Hong Kong have staged the biggest demonstration in months against Beijing's new national security law. The protest came as 47 activists were appearing in court charged with conspiracy to commit subversion. The controversial law that came into effect following months of anti Beijing protests beginning in 2019. Police had said anyone demonstrating outside the court risked arrest under the same law. But that didn't stop hundreds of people gathering, as we heard from Danny Vincent.


It's been months and months in Hong Kong since we've seen any type of mass gathering like this. Many people made calls anonymously for people to dress in black and gather at a certain location outside court to show support to these 47 activists that are being charged. Now, at one point, some of the supporters, these protesters, they started chanting banned political slogans that themselves could be interpreted as breaking the national security law. I think that many people decided to come to court today because they feel that today is really symbolic, because there's not just that one case where 47 activists are being charged.


There are also nine founders of Hong Kong's democracy movement. There are also facing court cases. So many activists feel that every part of this movement is being attacked by the law.


The authorities have made it clear that even turning up to outside the courtroom is potentially breaking this law. What did the authorities do today?


What we saw was flags going up by the police. They're are usually shown to try to disperse the crowd. There was a large police presence. They cordoned off many of the supporters that were there. It was almost similar to the type of scenes would see in 2019 when there were back to back protests almost every single weekend here in Hong Kong. The difference is there's now a new national security law, and that means that the price that people pay for breaking this law, it's more strict than anything Hong Kong has ever seen before.


The 47 people who were due in court, I know there was no real expectation that they would be released, but do we know what happened?


Local media have reported that they will be denied bail. That's the unfortunate expectation at this point. It's actually not clear what the decision of the court actually is. But what we do know is that those 47 activists, they represent not only current political opponents and past political opponents, but also young activists that had aspirations to become political leaders, if you like. But now if they are denied bail, which is what is expected, they will be in prison and they will be facing potentially a long court case.


And at the end of that, they're going to find out if they're guilty or innocent of this new draconian national security law.


Danny Vincent in Hong Kong. With little sign of an end to the long-running civil war in Yemen, education has been one of the biggest casualties. One in every five schools is out of use, but some children are still learning against all odds. Our international correspondent Orla Guerin and producer Clare Reed sent this report from an extraordinary school on the outskirts of the city of Taiz.


Well, the school has just come into site. It's a ruin, it's it's a shell you can see right through it, it's hard to believe it's still standing.


Well, I'm now upstairs in the school. It's an absolutely incredible sight. There is a gigantic hole in the middle of the floor. I can see straight through down to the bottom floor where there are a group of boys having a lesson on just above them. On this floor, there are another group of little boys sitting down with their copy books in their hands, and they're responding to the teacher's questions to the lawyers, Alan.


Many teachers in Yemen haven't been paid their government salaries in years at this school. Some don't turn up any more. In one of the classrooms, we find a substitute.


Ahmed Raqib, a nine year old in a blue shirt, is taking the class, we are told he's the best student in the school. He's full of character with a ready smile, and he has been blind from birth. Ahmed plans to be a teacher himself.


In the meantime, he's got a wish list unclassy of the work we want new school chairs, doors, windows, blackboards, lights and batteries. The most important thing is that they work.


But also we want rebuilding on the top floor and a door to keep up the wind and the sun. We would like also windows so that the rain does not drop on us.


What's that noise? That that's gunshots. Do you hear that often? Ahmed Hey, Danny. Yes, I hear it all the time.


Every time, sometimes explosions, sometimes gunshots, everything.


And it's that scary element when you hear the bullets will close.


Yes, I hear the noise and I think I'm going to die.


I get scared if anything happens. I get frightened from missiles and shelling. Once we were studying, we saw a missile flying over us. We got scared the day we left. We didn't stay.


But when you are studying and learning, and especially when you are teaching, do you feel happy? You look happy. There are so many learning is good, especially when I teach right now.


I teach the Koran and Arabic reading. If I could, I would teach all the classes, I would not leave one student out.


Correspondent Orla Guerin and producer Claire Reed reporting from Yemen. Buckingham Palace has said the Duke of Edinburgh, the 99 year old husband of Queen Elizabeth, has been transferred to another hospital where he will undergo tests for a pre-existing heart condition. Prince Philip was first admitted to hospital in London almost a fortnight ago to receive treatment for an infection. Our royal correspondent Jonny Diamond has more details.


The Duke left unobserved by the cameras and journalists that have been camped outside the King Edward, the 7th hospital, for almost a fortnight, but he was not going home. Instead, he went east to another London hospital, St Bartholomew's, where the palace says treatment for an infection will continue, as well as testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition. In 2011, the Duke underwent emergency heart surgery to unblock a coronary artery. He had a stent fitted at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge.


Prince Philip is, says the palace, comfortable and responding to treatment, but is expected to stay in hospital until at least the end of the week.


Johnny Diamond police in Spain have detained the former president of Barcelona Football Club, Joosep Maria Bartiromo, and raided its offices there, investing allegations that during Mr Obama's presidency of the club, a company was paid to boost his profile and spread defamatory content about his opponents. Guy Hedgecoe reports.


Jose Maria Bartolomeo resigned as president of Barcelona in October. That followed accusations that he and the club's board had hired a company to write material on social media that disparaged their critics. Mr Bartolomeo has denied the allegations, but these arrests suggest that the basket case, as it has become known, is still very much alive. This comes at a sensitive time for one of the world's biggest soccer clubs. On Sunday, Barcelona fans are due to vote for a new president.


Guy Hedgecoe reporting. The road movie Nomad Land about marginalized Americans living in vans has won best drama at the Golden Globes. Its director, Chloe Zao, also won stars who would normally be dressed to the nines for the red carpet, had to settle for sofa style glamour as they faced webcams from home. Our correspondent in L.A., Sophie Long, was watching.


Tonight's our audience on both coasts is made up of smoking hot first responders and essential workers. The 78 Golden Globe Awards drew a very different socially distance crowd. We are so grateful for the work that you do and that you're here so that the celebrities can stay safely at home. Thank you so much. No man, no matter land. The very real story of a woman's journey through grief in the American West was the big winner of the night, taking best picture and best director for Chloe Zhao, only the second woman to be bestowed the honour, the crown.


The Crown was declared best television series benefits cast on it and. So thank you so much, Anna Coren won for her portrayal of Princess Diana beating Olivia Colman's, Queen Elizabeth, who was nonetheless overjoyed, and Josh O'Conner was crowned best actor for his role as Prince Charles. Hello, everyone. Wow, that's quite a surprise. There were two Golden Globes for Sacha Baron Cohen's second Borat film. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press. Best actress and actor and motion picture dramas went to People of Color Andra Day for her role in the United States versus Billie Holiday.


And Chadwick Boseman won posthumously for his role in Moranis Black Bottom, accepting on behalf of Chadwick Boseman as his wife, Simone Hewitt. Thank God he would have been his parents. He would think his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices. He would say something beautiful. This is on this is all I could do.


You know, the first two words the night went to black British men, Daniel Kaluga for Judas in the Black Messiah and John Boyega for small acts.


And throughout the evening, much was made of the voting body's total lack of any black members.


All signs, perhaps, that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is now at least listening to recent fierce criticism.


And the Golden Globe goes to Rosamund Pike.


I care a lot of them. Hype is recognized for her role in the dark comedy thriller. I care a lot and honestly, Joy, for the Queen's Gambit.


There was a lifetime achievement award for Jane Fonda, who used her speech to celebrate series. The Golden Globes chose not to.


Oh, I May Destroy You has taught me to consider sexual violence in a whole new way.


Celebrities made speeches from sit in rooms, bedrooms and other indeterminate places where anything from ballgowns to pajamas. It was a much more subdued evening than we normally see what's billed as Hollywood's biggest party of the year.


But while it may have lacked glitz, we got a glimpse into celebrity homes and some heartwarming family moments.


So long.


And that's all from us for now. But there'll be an updated version of the Global News podcast later. If you want to comment on this podcast or the topics covered in it, you can send us an email. The address is Global Podcast at BBC, Orzio Dot UK. I'm Alex Ritson. The studio manager was Wade Moses, the producer Terry Egan. And the editor is Karen Martin. Until next time. Goodbye.