Former Sudanese Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi, 84, has died of coronavirus infection. The country’s National Ummah Party (NUP) said in a brief statement on Thursday (November 26th).
He died at a hospital in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the statement said. He was hospitalized for more than three weeks.
Sadiq al-Mahdi was admitted to a hospital in Sudan last month after being infected with the coronavirus, the Anadolu Agency reported. He was later transferred to a hospital in the UAE for follow-up treatment.
Al-Mahdi served as prime minister twice, in 1986 and 1989, before being ousted in a coup led by former President Omar al-Bashir. He has led NUP for nearly five decades.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.