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: 22/08/2012
- Africa - African politics - African Union - Ethiopia - Famine - Meles Zenawi
Ethiopia after Meles
Meles Zenawi overthrew a dictator and became a darling of Western donors. But in the name of fighting Islamists in neighbouring Somalia, is the West too quick to look the other way when it comes to radical land reform, a crackdown on minorities and suppression of free speech?
- Alexis MASCIARELLI. International Affairs Desk, France 24;
- Frehiwot TSIGUE SHIFERAW. Former BBC correspondent in Ethiopia (from New York);
- Ahmed MOEN. Associate Professor, Howard University (from Washington).
Produced by François Picard, Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel and Christopher Davis.