Two men have been charged in the US with attempting to overthrow The Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh, the justice department has said.
The defendants, who are of Gambian origin, are accused of conspiring against a friendly nation and conspiring to possess firearms. Gambian authorities said they had thwarted a coup attempt on 30 December.
He was abroad when gunfire broke out near the presidential palace in the capital, Banjul, on 30 December.
The president later returned home and accused dissidents based in the US, UK and Germany of being behind the attack.