A French court has sentenced Jean-Claude Mas, the 74-year-old founder of Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP), to four years in prison on aggravated fraud charges. PIP sold breast implants filled with industrial-grade silicone and prone to rupture to some 300,000 women.
Latest update: 17/07/2012
- Africa - African Union - DR Congo - Jacob Zuma - Mali - Somalia - South Africa
Africa: who's in charge?
She won’t mince her words, but will she be effective? After the election of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as African Union’s chair, François Picard looks at South Africa’s ambitions for the continent... and beyond.
- Douglas YATES. Professor of Political Science, American University of Paris. Author, "Oil, Rebel Movements and Armed Conflict in Africa";
- Sabine CESSOU. Journalist, Slate and Afrique magazine;
- Tunde FATUNDE. Journalist, Guardian Newspaper (Lagos, Nigeria), by telephone from Lagos.
Produced by François Picard, Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel, Christopher Davis.