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Former U.S. Army Sergeant Pleads Guilty To Attempting Coup In Gambia

AFRICANGLOBE - A former US army sergeant has pleaded guilty to involvement in the December 30th attack on Gambia's State House. He admitted conspiring to carry out the attack and conspiring to export weapons without a licence. He now faces jail in US. The plotters, led by former State Guard Commander Lamin Sanneh, had attacked the presidency in Banjul but were repelled by the gallant soldiers of the Presidential Guard.

Two Americans Charged In Connection With Failed Gambia Coup

Two Americans with ties to Gambia were part of a failed effort to overthrow the West African nation's government, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Cherno Njie, 57, and Papa Faal, 46, a former U.S. Army sergeant, will appear in federal courts in Baltimore and Minneapolis on Monday, the department said.