Former PM of Sudan Sadiq Mahdi dies of COVID-19

Khartoum: Former Sudanese Prime Minister and the head of the opposition National Umma Party, Sadiq Mahdi, has died due to COVID-19 related complications, Sudanese media reported. He was 84-year-old.

Mahdi was diagnosed with COVID-19 in early November and his health condition significantly deteriorated on Wednesday, Sputnik reported citing Al-Sudani newspaper reported on late Wednesday.

The former Prime Minister has reportedly died in the United Arab Emirates.

Mahdi was the Prime Minister of Sudan in 1966-1967 and in 1986-1989. He had also been in long-year opposition to former President Omar Bashir.

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