The recent revelation of Emirati security companies ’contracts with Sudanese fighters was just another episode of a shameful series for the country that can be classified as the first country to import mercenaries to serve its plots.
For years, the Emirati regime has engaged in contracting mercenaries of different nationalities to engage in its wars and foreign military interventions in order to gain influence and expansion.
On Sunday, dozens of Sudanese families organized a protest in front of the Emirati embassy in the capital, Khartoum, to protest against the contracts of an Emirati company with their children and send them to fight in Yemen and Libya, instead of employing them in the security services in the UAE according to the contracts concluded.
Hundreds of Sudanese gathered and organized a protest in front of the UAE embassy, and held banners saying: “No to mercenaries, no charlatans, no deception.”
This came after a Sudanese family demanded the transitional government to intervene to return her son from the Emirates, after he was detained in a training camp for three months, after deceiving him and another group to work in security guard jobs.
Abdullah al-Tayyib Yusef, brother of a Sudanese in the Emirates, recounted the story of dozens of Sudanese who were cheated to work in security guard jobs, before being pushed into training camps for three months.
“My brother told me that he was trained in the UAE on heavy weapons, and he was given the choice between traveling to Libya or Yemen, after offering him lucrative money,” Abdullah said, calling for his brother to be returned to Khartoum.
The Sudanese platform, “Wakeb”, published on Twitter, samples of contracts working as guards for Sudanese in the Emirates, before withdrawing their phones.
The appeal of the Sudanese family sparked an interaction on social media, after the spread of a video clip of Abdullah Al-Tayeb Yusuf, which appealed to the Sudanese authorities to stand with them.