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UAE: Protesters allege young Sudanese men are being deceived by security firm & forced into military training camps

Author: Sudan Tribune (Sudan), Published on: 28 January 2020

"Protest in Khartoum against UAE firm recruiting Sudanese to fight in Libya and Yemen," 27 Jan 2020

[Protesters] demonstrated in Khartoum...to protest against sending young Sudanese men [via] an Emirati company to Libya and Yemen...[to] serve as security guards in the [UAE]. 

Several reports appeared...[from those young men] who returned to Khartoum. Travel[ling] to the UAE after signing a contract with the UAE-based Black Shield Security Services Company to work as [private security guards],...[the young men claim]...they were taken to a...military training camp in the desert...[and subject to] manipulation and pyscological preparatio[n] to convince them to go to [conflict-areas like]...Libya and Yemen. 

Observers in Khartoum estimate that over 300 Sudanese...have left for the UAE under [similar] contracts with [Black Shield Security Services Company].

Black Shield Security Services Company...denied allegations of "deception and misleading" its employees about the nature of the jobs it offers..., [further stating it]..."reserves [the] right to take any legal and judicial measures against [those] who has offended the company".

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Related companies: Black Shield Security Services