In Uganda, British Asians have been trying to carry on business as usual despite President Idi Amin's reaffirmation that he plans to expel them all within three months.
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Background: In Uganda, British Asians have been trying to carry on business as usual despite President Idi Amin's reaffirmation that he plans to expel them all within three months. They are hopeful that Britain can strike some compromise on their behalf.
On Tuesday, president Amin said he wanted to teach Britain a lesson over the asians in Uganda who hold British passports. At a meeting with a group of African traders, he said Britain should not blame him for his decision to expel the Asians. The problem was entirely the British government's and if it had not been for the British, the Asians would not be in their present situation. He said Britain's decision to bring Asians to Africa at the Beginning of the century was one mistake Britain had made.
British and Asian businessmen have traditionally been the biggest outside investor sin the Ugandan economy an successive governments have looked on this fact s a reminder of the colonial days. The British stake in commerce in Uganda is about GBP10-million Sterling, with another, similar amount waiting in the pipeline. But the equity of Uganda's quarter of a million Asians is much higher.