Ambrose Dlamini, the prime minister of Eswatini, Africa’s last absolute monarchy, died in a South African hospital on Sunday aged 52, the government said in a statement, making him the first sitting head of an African government to die of Covid-19. Al Jazeera reports that Dlamini had announced in mid-November that he had tested positive for the coronavirus but said that he felt well and was asymptomatic. He was moved to South Africa on December 1, to “guide and fast-track his recovery,” and at that time, the government said he was stable and responding well to treatment. South Africa-based civil society group, the Swaziland Solidarity Network, had previously accused the government of giving the prime minister special treatment by moving him to a country with better healthcare.