Sudan's former Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi has died at the of age 84 from COVID-19.
His family has confirmed his passing, three weeks after being admitted to hospital in the United Arab Emirates.
He led Sudan for two terms - in the 1960s and 1980s - and he was removed both times by a military coup as Sudan buckled under the pressure of religious, linguistic and cultural divisions.
He will be remembered as a leader of one of Sudan's largest political parties and Sudan's last democratically elected prime minister.
Al Jazeera’s Raheela Mahomed reports.
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