Sadiq al-Mahdi dies of COVID-19
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.