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1954 Feb Faríburz Rúzbihyán (Feriborz Roozbehyan) arrives in The Gambia and is named a Knight of Bahá’u’lláh. [BW13:452] The Gambia Fariburz Ruzbihyan (Feriborz Roozbehyan); Knight of Baha’u’llah
1955. c. 1955 The first person to become a Bahá’í in The Gambia, Mr Nichola Banna, a Lebanese merchant, enrols. The Gambia Nichola Banna
1955 Ridván The first four local spiritual assemblies in The Gambia are formed in Bathurst (Banjul), Serrekunda, Lamin and Brikama. Bathurst (Banjul); Serrekunda; Lamin and Brikama; The Gambia LSA
1970 Ridván The National Spiritual Assembly of Upper West Africa is formed with its seat in Banjul, The Gambia. [BW15:193]
  • For picture see BW15:147.
The Gambia NSA
1972 29 - 31 Dec The first West African Bahá’í Youth conference is held in The Gambia. The Continental Board of Counsellors sponsored the first West African Bahá’í Youth Conference in conjunction with the National Spiritual Assembly of Upper West Africa. The Conference was held in The Gambia on the campus of Yundum College some fifteen miles from the capital city of Bathurst. Youth representing nine countries in this zone attended: Nigerin, Upper Volta, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Senegal and Mauritania, plus pioneers originating from the United States, Mauritius, Malaysia, Iran, and friiq. A young Bahá’í from Sweden was able to greet the friends during a brief stop on a boat cruise. Counsellors Mr. H. R. Ardikani and Dr. William Maxwell Jr., were present as well as six of their Auxiliary Board members, Mr. Amos Agwu, Mr. Muhammad Al-Salihi, Mrs. H. Vera Edwards, Mr. Friday Ekpe, Mr. Shidan Kouchekzadeh and Dr. B. Sadiqzadeh. A total of fifty-six persons attended.[Bahá'í Works 504] Bathurst; The Gambia Counsellor Mr. H. R. Ardikani; Counsellor Dr. William Maxwell Jr; Mr. Amos Agwu; Mr. Muhammad Al-Salihi; Mrs. H. Vera Edwards; Mr. Friday Ekpe; Mr. Shidan Kouchekzadeh; Dr. B. Sadiqzadeh.
1973 Jan The Bahá’ís of The Gambia are granted freedom of worship by the Secretary-General of the Gambian government. [BW15:193] The Gambia
1975 Ridván The National Spiritual Assembly of The Gambia is formed with its seat in Banjul. [BW16:165] Banjul; The Gambia NSA
 
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