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US Assistant Secretary for Africa Affairs Johnnie Carson speaks... News Photo2012-2013 Northern Mali Conflict,Addis Ababa,Africa,African Union,Conflict,Ethiopia,Finance and Economy,Government,Horizontal,Horn of Africa,Humanitarian Aid,Mali,Meeting,Politics,Secretary Of State,Summit,Talking,USA,WarPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPUS Assistant Secretary for Africa Affairs Johnnie Carson speaks during the Donor Conference on Mali January 29, 2013 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The However, there is no clear figure for how much the conference is aiming to raise, although diplomats had suggested some $700 million will be needed for AFISMA and the Malian army, in addition to heavy humanitarian costs,with some estimates reaching US$959 million. AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINA (Photo credit should read SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)