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(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 14, 2019 Sudanese top opposition leader and former premier Sadiq al-Mahdi attends Friday prayers at a mosque linked to his National Umma Party in Khartoum’s twin city of Omdurman. – Sudan’s former prime minister and top opposition figure Sadiq al-Mahdi died from a coronavirus infection on November 26, 2020, his party said. The 84-year-old was the country’s last democratically elected prime minister before he was toppled in 1989 by now-ousted president Omar al-Bashir in an Islamist-backed military coup. (Photo by Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

Sudan’s former prime minister and top opposition figure Sadiq al-Mahdi has died from a coronavirus infection, his party said.

The 84-year-old, Sudan’s last democratically elected prime minister, died on Thursday, said the moderate Islamist National Umma Party.

Mahdi was transferred to the United Arab Emirates for treatment three weeks ago after being hospitalised in Sudan and testing positive…



Source: Guardian Newspaper