Museveni regrets Indians’ expulsion by Idi Amin in 1970s

Syllabus: GS-II

Subject: International Relations

Topic: Bilateral Relationship

Context: Uganda’s President Museveni speech at the 19th Non Aligned Movement (NAM) summit held in Kampala, Uganda.


In the 1890s, labourers from British India were brought to Southeast Africa under indentured labour contracts to work on the construction of the Uganda Railway.

In 1972, the President of Uganda Idi Amin ordered the expulsion of his country’s Indian minority, giving them 90 days to leave the country.

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