Donors Pledge $4.2 Billion for Mali

International donors have pledged more than $4.2 billion to help Mali rebuild after a conflict with Islamist militant groups.

The sum exceeds the $2.5 billion Mali was seeking to partially cover its plan to rebuild government and security institutions and other infrastructure projects.

At the start of Wednesday’s conference in Brussels, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius encouraged donations, saying the money was needed to secure Mali’s peace and stability.

“Development …