Jay Shree, a businessman of Asian origin, serves a customer in his store in Kampala, Uganda. Photo: ReutersJay Shree, a businessman of Asian origin, serves a customer in his store in Kampala, Uganda. Photo: Reuters
Jay Shree, a businessman of Asian origin, serves a customer in his store in Kampala, Uganda. Photo: Reuters

Out of Africa: the fall and rise of Uganda’s Asian community

  • It is nearly 50 years since Idi Amin expelled the thousands of Asians who made up Uganda’s economic backbone. In exile, they prospered, as Amin fell
  • Many have since returned to leading roles in the economy – accounting for just 1 per cent of Uganda’s population but paying 65 per cent of its income tax

Topic |   Racism and prejudice
Jay Shree, a businessman of Asian origin, serves a customer in his store in Kampala, Uganda. Photo: ReutersJay Shree, a businessman of Asian origin, serves a customer in his store in Kampala, Uganda. Photo: Reuters
Jay Shree, a businessman of Asian origin, serves a customer in his store in Kampala, Uganda. Photo: Reuters
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