- Son to Gambia's president-elect Adama Barrow died after being bitten by a dog
- Barrow is in Senegal for his safety after Yahya Jammeh refused to relinquish power
The son of Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow died after he was bitten by a stray dog.
8-year-old Habibu Barrow was pronounced dead as he was being rushed to hospital in Sunday, January 15, near Gambia capital Banjul.
He was buried a day later in the absence of his father who is in Senegal to avoid being killed by outgoing president Yahya Jammeh.
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Barrow won Gambia's general election in late 2016 against the long-serving Jammeh.
Jammeh initially conceded defeat but later on rescinded his decision and vowed never to relinquish power.
This forced Barrow to seek refuge in Senegal as the ECOWAS pressurises Jammeh to leave office.
Gambia neighbours are considering military action should Jammeh refuse to leave office.
The swearing in ceremony is scheduled for later this week and all eyes are on the Gambia to see if Jammeh finally agrees to relinquish power.
Barrow was a former watchman.
Watch Adama Barrow speak: