Ex-Prime Minister of Sudan, Sadiq Al- Mahdi Dies Of COVID-19

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2020 file photo, former Sudanese Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi, left, leader of the Umma political party speaks during a news conference in Khartoum, Sudan. Al-Mahdi has slammed an announcement by President Donald Trump that Sudan would start normalizing ties with Israel. Al-Mahdi said Saturday, Oct. 24, the announcement “contributes to the elimination of the peace project in the Middle East and to preparing for the ignition of a new war.” (AP Photo/Marwan Ali, File)

SAN FRANCISCO, November 26, (THEWILL) – Sadiq al-Mahdi, Sudan’s former Prime Minister has died from complications of COVID-19.

His party, the National Umma Party (NUP) announced his death in a statement on 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.

However, his condition deteriorated. He died 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.