By our reporter

We have exclusively learnt that United Arabs Emirates (UAE) is in plans to use Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) to reinforce its military operations in Yemen.

According to the Middle East Eye, an online news site, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan plans to visit Uganda soon to sign several agreements, including one which would see 8,000 fighters sent to Yemen to support UAE forces there.

The source said that the UAE wants the help of the Ugandan soldiers because it fears that Sudan will withdraw its forces from the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen and the strategy hasn’t been coordinated in advance with Saudi Arabia.

Apparently, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have pumped billions of dollars into fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen.