Asians in Uganda under expulsion orders have continued their preparations to leave amid reports of heavy fighting in southern Uganda between the Army and an invading force.
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Background: Asians in Uganda under expulsion orders have continued their preparations to leave amid reports of heavy fighting in southern Uganda between the Army and an invading force.
The capital, Kampala, remained quiet, and Asians continued the process of closing down their shops and selling their furniture and household goods in the town markets.
A Ugandan military spokesman said on Tuesday (19 September) that the fighting would not be allowed to interrupt the expulsion of Asians.
The spokesman said the armed forces were concerned at 'delaying tactics' being adopted by non-citizen Asians, and warned them that if they wanted peace with the armed forces, they must come forward quickly and have their documents processed so that they could leave Uganda by the November 8 deadline.
SYNOPSIS: In the street markets of kampala, Africans have been buying furniture and hardware sold by departing Asians, who are unable to take their household goods with them. Asians who've already left have been stripped of their possessions at Entebbe Airport.