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Ugandan Asians 40 Years On

Forty years ago, President Idi Amin made an announcement which shocked the world.

He forced tens of thousands of Asians to leave Uganda. Central News' Rajiv Popat travelled to Uganda to see the effect it had on Ugandan Asians and the country.

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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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