In 1972 tens of thousands of Asians were told to leave Uganda within 90 days. Some returned years later to rebuild their lives.Read the full story ›
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.
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.
Manju Modha recalls the time she and her family were forced to flee Uganda and how those who rebelled against the Government faced death.
Forty years ago, President Idi Amin made an announcement which shocked the world.
He forced tens of thousands of Asians to leave Uganda.
It was a country they loved, a country they called home.
Jyotsna Atara told Central News what it was like living there 40 years ago.
Forty years ago President Idi Amin made an announcement which shocked the world which lead to tens of thousands of Asians fleeing Uganda.Read the full story ›