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Part 2: Ugandan Asians, 40 years on

It is incredible to think that forty-years-ago, a local authority placed an advert in a Ugandan newspaper warning Asians not to move to Leicester. It said local services were already stretched.

This happened at a time when Asians in Uganda were being forced to leave the country by the dictator Idi Amin.

But they defied the warnings from the council. And as Rajiv Popat reports, they arrived penniless and overcame intense hostility to make their mark in Britain.


  1. Rajiv Popat

Part 1: Ugandan Asians, 40 years on

Forty years ago, President Idi Amin issued a chilling warning that would turn lives upside down forever. He ordered the expulsion of more than fifty thousand Asians from the country.

Many settled here in the Midlands. Central Tonight's Rajiv Popat travelled to Uganda where Asians were given just 90 days to leave. In the first of a series of special reports, he's been speaking to those who say they're still haunted by the painful memories of the past.

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Uganda, 40 years on


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