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Archive: Ugandan Asians seeking asylum in 1970s Britain

The sudden expulsion by the Ugandan leader Idi Amin of the entire Asian population of Uganda in 1972, saw almost 30,000 dual passport-holders arrive in Britain. Almost all of whom were granted asylum in the UK.

In November 1972, Panorama went to Leicester to gauge how the city was coping with the new arrivals in the midst of its established immigrant communities.


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