Former Somali prime minister dies of Covid-19 in London


Former Somalia Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein (Nur Adde) has died of Coronavirus in London.

Nur Adde died at the age of 83 in a London hospital where he was being treated for the Covid-19 virus.

Nur Adde was prime minister of the Horn of Africa nation between 2007 to 2009.

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo declared three days of mourning to honour Nur Adde during which the Somali flag will be flying at half-mast.

Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre sent condolences to the family of the late prime minister.

“I extend my condolences to the Somali people and the family of the late prime minister, Nur Hassan Hussein (Nur Adde), who has died in London,” Kheyre said.