Idi Amin, President of Uganda 1972

The former Ugandan President Idi Amin

In 1972, President Idi Amin Dada said he had a dream in which God had commanded him to order Asians to leave Uganda. He gave them 90 days.

Uganda, 40 years on

Forty years ago President Idi Amin made an announcement which shocked the world which lead to tens of thousands of Asians fleeing Uganda.

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Part 5: Ugandan Asians, 40 years on

by Rajiv Popat

All this week, we've featured Asians who were forced to leave Uganda forty years ago. They left behind their personal possessions and in some cases, their loved ones, on the orders of dictator Idi Amin. Many ended up settling in Leicester

Central Tonight's Rajiv Popat has been filming in Uganda - a visit close to his heart because his parents fled the country at the time of the turmoil. In his final report he returns for the first time, to the town where he was born.

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Part 4: Ugandan Asians, 40 years on

by Rajiv Popat

His regime was violent and murderous. President Idi Amin was notorious for his human rights violations. Forty years ago, he ordered Asians to leave Uganda.

Many of those who were forced to leave ended up in Leicester. Central Tonight's Rajiv Popat has travelled to the East African country to meet those who knew the dictator well, and saw for themselves just how brutal he was.

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Part 3: Ugandan Asians, 40 years on

by Rajiv Popat

The expulsion of Asians from Uganda forty years ago was a traumatic time for thousands of people. Many have settled in the Midands and would never dream of going back.

But some decided to accept an offer to return and to reclaim their properties. Central Tonight's Rajiv Popat travelled to Uganda where he met businessmnn who told him they've no regrets.

Exiled Asians prosper in Uganda

The Madhvani family settled in Uganda around a 100 years ago. They established a number of businesses and employed thousands of people who worked at their sugar cane plantations.

Like tens of thousands of people, they too were forced to leave the country by Idi Amin.

In the eighties, they returned to reclaim their properties. Today, they are the leading sugar producers of Uganda and employ more than 10,000 people.

Central Tonight's Rajiv Popat has been speaking to Mayur Madhvani about that period and why Uganda is a country worth investing in.

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