By Tara Rippin • 11 November 2020 • 13:57
A week-long mourning period has been declared following the death of Bahrain’s longest-serving Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa Al Khalifa, who has died aged 84.
THE royal palace confirmed on Twitter today, Wednesday, November 11, that Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has passed away at Mayo Clinic Hospital in America.
It’s not clear what he was being treated for.
The burial ceremony will take place in Bahrain once his body arrives in the country and will be limited to a specific number of relatives to prevent the spreading of Covid, according to the Bahrain News Agency.
Prince Khalifa became premier a day after Bahrain declared independence from Britain, in August 1971 and while known for his incredible wealth, he was credited with easing in a modern economy.
The son of Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, who ruled the island nation for almost 20 years while it was a British protectorate, was also accused by activists of using extreme violence against them during the country’s Arab Spring protests in 2011.
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