Tennessee man charged in failed Gambia coup attempt


The United States has charged a third man in connection with a failed Dec. 30 attempt to overthrow the government of Gambia, the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota said on Friday.

Alagie Barrow, 41, a dual citizen of Gambia and the United States and a former member of the Tennessee Army National Guard, was charged with conspiring against a nation friendly to the United States and conspiring to possess a firearmn to further a violent crime, prosecutors said.