Sudanese families gathered on Sunday in front of the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) Embassy in the capital Khartoum to protest Abu Dhabi's recruitment of their children to fight in Libya and Yemen.
Under the guise of offering Sudanese nationals security guard jobs in the UAE, an Emirati firm called Black Shield has been subsequently forcing those who apply to train in military camps, as reported by The Libya Observer.
Sudanese social media platforms also shared images of samples of contracts offered by the UAE, the documents having been stamped by the Emirati embassy in Khartoum, according to reports.
With Sudan in turmoil following the ousting of longtime President Omar al-Bashir, the continuation of his foreign policy toward Gulf countries by the military has not been well received by the Sudanese people.
Sudan is part of a UAE and a Saudi-led military coalition fighting Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.