Al Jazeera News : Former Sudanese Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi has died from a coronavirus infection. He was 84. In a brief statement, al-Mahdi's family said he died on Thursday, three weeks after being admitted to hospital in the United Arab Emirates. Al-Mahdi was Sudan's last democratically elected prime minister and was overthrown in 1989 in the military coup that brought former President Omar al-Bashir to power. The moderate Umma Party was one of the largest opposition parties under al-Bashir, and al-Mahdi remained an influential figure even after he was toppled. Last month, al-Mahdi's family said he had tested positive for COVID-19, and after a few days in hospital in Sudan, he was transferred to the United Arab Emirates for treatment.
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