In 1972 tens of thousands of Asians were told to leave Uganda within 90 days.
The order came from the President, General Idi Amin.
He believed Asians were 'milking the economy'.
People who led successful and happy lives arrived penniless.
More than 10,000 made Leicester their new home.
But they worked hard and were determined to turn their lives around.
They even transformed an area that was earmarked for demolition.
The Belgrave Road became known as The Golden Mile because of all the jewellery shops.
40 years on, many have returned to Uganda to reclaim their properties.
Some have used their entrepreneurial skills to set up new businesses.
Rishi Tailor was born in Grantham in Lincolnshire and studied at the University of Leicester.
His family roots are in Uganda.
Rishi now lives in Uganda permanently, selling tyres and building up his property portfolio:
When Asians left, the economy was hit hard.
The current President Yoweri Museveni appealed to them to return.
At the time of the expulsion, the Madhvani Group contributed hugely to the national economy.
Thousands of people worked at their sugar cane plantations.
Despite their wealth, the family run business had to close its doors and they moved to the UK.
Mayur Madhvani Joint MD for Kakira Sugar Works said :
Another businessman who left Uganda and then returned is Sudhir Ruparelia.
Like the Madhvani family, he employs thousands of people and his business interests are varied - from luxury hotels to banks.
He believes it's worth investing in Uganda.
Mayur Madhvani says going back was an easy decision.