More than $4bn pledge for Mali recovery


International donors pledged more than $4.22bn on Wednesday to help Mali recover after a conflict with al Qaeda-linked
fighters, French President Francois Hollande has said.

The sum exceeds the goals of Mali which had asked donors for $2.57 for this year and next.

The donors’ conference, held on Wednesday in Brussels, was organised by French President Francois Hollande, along with Barroso and Dioncounda Traore, Mali’s interim president.

International delegations from 103 countries were expected to attend, including ten heads of state and government.

Officials in Mali have come up with a $5.58bn multifaceted plan for what EU officials are calling “a total relaunch of the country”.

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