Sudan’s last democratically elected prime minister dies of Covid-19 – CNN
(CNN)Sadiq al-Mahdi, Sudan’s last democratically elected prime minister, who was toppled in 1989 by former dictator Omar al-Bashir, died Thursday from coronavirus.
Al-Mahdi, who was 84, died in the United Arab Emirates, where he had traveled for treatment after contracting the virus, his family said in a statement.
He led Sudan as prime minister twice, first in the 1960s and again from 1986 until the 1989 coup.
As the head of the opposition National Umma Party, Al-Mahdi became one of Bashir’s fiercest…