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2 Americans face U.S. charges in connection with failed Gambia coup

2 Americans face U.S. charges in connection with failed Gambia coup

Two U.S. citizens have been arrested on charges they conspired to aid last week's unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the government of Gambia, the U.S. Justice Department announced on Monday. Cherno Njie, 57, and Papa Faal, 46, each face one count of conspiracy to violate the U.S. Neutrality Act and one count of conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. They could face 25 years in prison if convicted. Njie is scheduled for an initial court appearance in Baltimore, and Faal is set to appear in federal court in Minneapolis. They are charged with traveling separately to Gambia for Tuesday's coup attempt. They were arrested when they returned to the...

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