Sadiq al-Mahdi dies of COVID-19

By Agency Reporter

Sadiq al-Mahdi, Sudan’s former Prime Minister has died from complications from COVID-19.

His party, the National Umma Party (NUP) announced his death in a statement early Thursday.

Al-Mahdi, aged 84, was flown to the United Arab Emirates to receive treatment after he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month.

However, his condition deteriorated.

He died from an acute pneumonia due to complications of the virus.

Al-Mahdi was born in December 1935 in Sudan’s Omdurman city.

He served as Sudan’s prime minister during 1966-1967 and 1986-1989.

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