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Mike Molloy and the Canadians come to Uganda

Umeeda Umedaly Swilto

Aug 23 2009




He had just started working for the foreign service. The Canadian team came to Uganda bringing 2 large Candian flags. They set up at the IPS building and in 7 days were ready to process the applications. 8,000 family applications wre taken and on day ...

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More newspaper articles

Umeeda Umedaly Swilto

Aug 23 2009




How did the world deal withthis blatant form of racial discrimination?

More than 80,000 asian refugess leaving Uganda in 1972 in 90 days. Where did they go? Find out about their stories.
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The press had many interresting things to say

Umeeda Umedaly Swilto

Aug 23 2009




Canada and England played a major role. Canada sent an envoy of immigration staff to process as many qualified people as possible.

More than 80,000 asian refugess leaving Uganda in 1972in 90 days. Where did they go? Find out about their stories.
T...

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The Press covered stories in Canada, US , England

Umeeda Umedaly Swilto

Aug 23 2009




The world was surprised but who was going to help?

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90 days to pack up, find a new home, leave all your belongings and friends

Umeeda Umedaly Swilto

Aug 23 2009




Photo- Umeeda found her old home in Makindye. This was the home she was in when she heard the news.
When people wonder what it was like I would say the Asains were resourceful, resiliant, innovative and courageous.
The just did what needed to be done...

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Uganda 1972 - Idi Amin wants over 80,000 Asians to leave their homeland in 90 days

Umeeda Umedaly Swilto

Aug 23 2009




Exerpts from 1972-1997- 25th anniversay Edition
Ugandan Asian Expulsion
90 Days and beyond through the yes of teh International press
By Z Lalani
Expulsion press 1997
A book worth reading!
More than 80,000 asian refugess leaving Uganda in 1972in ...

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I returned to Africa in 2008 and began my journey in Kenya

Umeeda Umedaly Swilto

Jul 13 2009




Staying with my family in Runda we went to a vacant lot behind some beautiful houses and joined in a Christmas celebration with Kenyans. Swahili for the first time in over 2o years. I loved hearing that!
It made me think about my Ugandan friends and a...

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The personal stories of Ugandans around the world are shared. <br><Br> About Umeeda Umedaly Swilto

Umeeda Umedaly was amongst 80,000 people who in 1972 left Uganda as refugees.
Umeeda works with CUSO International as an outreach officer for Western Canada. She loves Africa and its people.
Umeeda had a Cuso teacher in Uganda and recently volunteered in Rwanda as a Fundraising adviser for 5 disability groups in Rwanda.
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