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Sudan’s former premier Sadiq al-Mahdi dies

By Agencies -November 26, 2020

Sudan’s former Prime Minister and leader of the National Umma Party (NUP) Sadiq al-Mahdi has died from the novel coronavirus, the NUP announced 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, but his condition deteriorated during the past hours and died there 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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