The president-elect of The Gambia, Adama Barrow, has missed the funeral of his seven-year-old son, Habib, who died after dog bite on Sunday.
Mr. Barrow jetted out of Gambia to Senegal where he would remain until swearing-in.
Confirming the death of his son, the president-elect wrote on Facebook:
“It is with deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of our 7 year old beloved son Habib Barrow, after being bitten by a dog yesterday.
“May the Almighty God watch over your beautiful, young and gentle soul. We have loved you in life and you shall forever remain in our thoughts and prayers.
“Heaven has got a plan for you our beloved son,” he wrote.