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Coming Home To Africa

Thirty-nine years after Idi Amin, Indians are flocking to Uganda

Coming Home To Africa
Coming Home To Africa
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Idi Amin expelled Indians from Uganda

Unlike many others, they didn't stay. Jyotsna told Outlook, "Sudhir never got used to the UK. He returned in 1985, and I joined him in 1986. We're much happier here than we were in London." With reason—life in London offered little beyond the basic middle-class comfort. Back in Uganda, the Ruparelias took a shop and began selling beer and soda. "It worked out perfect," says Jyotsna. Today their Meera group of companies owns banks, foreign exchange centres, hotels, resorts, insurance companies and more. Jyotsna is described as the most successful Asian woman in Africa; Sudhir is called Uganda's "money magnate".

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