Sudan's leader of the National Umma Party and former prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi died from a coronavirus infection on Thursday, his party said.
The 84-year-old was transferred to the United Arab Emirates for treatment three weeks ago after being hospitalized in Sudan and testing positive for the Covid-19 disease.
"We offer our condolences to the Sudanese people over his death," the party said in a statement.
It added that Mahdi would be buried on Friday morning in the city of Omdurman in Sudan.
Sudan has so far recorded nearly 17,000 coronavirus cases including more than 1,200 deaths.