UGANDA: Flight of the Asians

Uganda last week was a country increasingly gripped by hate—and fear of what might happen next. The nation's Asian community was broken apart as 50,000 of its members who hold British passports prepared to depart in a mass expulsion ordered by Uganda's dictator. President Idi ("Big Daddy") Amin. He in turn was becoming increasingly frenetic, creating nine new provinces on one day, firing 29 of the country's top police officers on another. Most of the army remained under control, but drunken soldiers went on rampages in the provinces. About a dozen European...

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