US charges two for failed Gambia coup

2015-01-05 21:22
Yahya Jammeh. (AFP)

Yahya Jammeh. (AFP)

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Washington - The United States has charged two men for their involvement in the failed 30 Dec attempt to overthrow the government of Gambia, the US Justice Department said on Monday.

Cherno Njie, 57, and Papa Faal, 46, will appear in federal courts in Baltimore and Minneapolis later on Monday, the department said. They have been charged with conspiring against a friendly nation and with conspiring to possess firearms to further a violent crime, it said.

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