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1953 Oct Enoch Olinga arrives in Victoria (Limbé) and is named a Knight of Bahá’u’lláh for the British Cameroons. [BW13:449]
  • The first Cameroonian to become a Bahá’í in British Cameroon is a youth, Jacob Tabot Awo.
  • The first Cameroonian adult to become a Bahá’í is Enoch Ngompek of the Bassa tribe.
  • The first Cameroonian woman to become a Bahá’í is Esther Obeu, the wife of David Tanyi.
Victoria (Limbé); British Cameroons Enoch Olinga; Knight of Baha’u’llah; Jacob Tabot Awo; Enoch Ngompek; Esther Obeu
1954 Apr Mrs Mehrangiz Munsiff pioneers to the city of Douala in the French Cameroons (later Cameroon). Both she and Mr Samuel Njiki were honoured as Knights of Bahá'u'lláh for this territory. [Bahá'í Journal UK Vol 20, No 5 Jan/Feb 2004, BW13:451] French Cameroons; Douala Mrs Mehrangiz Munsiff; Knight of Baha'u'llah
1954 Apr The arrival of Knight Mr. Enoch Olinga in British Cameroon [BWNS291] British Cameroon; Africa Knight; Enoch Olinga
1954 Apr The arrival of Knight Samuel Njiki in French Cameroon [BWNS249] French Cameroon; Africa Knight; Samuel Njiki
1954 Apr Samuel Njiki, the first Bahá’í of the Bamiliki tribe, arrives in French Cameroons from British Cameroons and is named a Knight of Bahá’u’lláh. French Cameroons Samuel Njiki; Knight of Baha’u’llah
1954 Ridván The first local spiritual assembly is formed in British Cameroons. British Cameroons LSA
1964 Ridván The National Spiritual Assembly of West Central Africa is formed with its seat in Victoria, Cameroon. Victoria; Cameroon NSA
1967 Ridván The National Spiritual Assembly of the Cameroon Republic is formed with its seat in Victoria. [BW14:96] Victoria; Cameroon Republic NSA
1978 Aug An International Bahá’í Youth Conference is held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, attended by some 380 Bahá’ís from 19 countries. [BW17:150, 153] Yaoundé; Cameroon International Baha’i Youth Conference; Conference
2003 20 Jun The passing of Ursula Samandari at her pioneering post in Buea, Cameroon.
  • Ursula Newman, her maiden name, was born in Mitcham, Surrey, England on December 29, 1909. In 1953 she and Dr. Mihdi Samandari moved to Nairobi, Kenya, and a year later went to live in Mogadishu, Somalia where they stayed until 1971. At the request of the Universal House of Justice, they had pioneered to Cameroon. [BWNS230, BW'03-‘04pg237]
Buea; Cameroon; Nairobi; Kenya; Mogadishu; Somalia Ursula Samandari; pioneer; Mihdi Samandari; In Memoriam
2008 29 – 30 Nov Regional Conferences held in Antofagasta, Chile, Manila, Philippines and Yaoundé, Cameroon. [BWNS675] Antofagasta; Chile; Manila; Philippines; Yaoundé; Cameroon Regional Confernces

from the main catalogue

  1. Bahá'í Faith in Africa, The: Establishing a New Religious Movement, 1952-1962, by Antony Lee (2011). African presence in early Babi and Baha'i history; Baha'i response to crises in Middle East and West Africa; histories of British Camaroons, Calabar. Studies of Religion in Africa series, vol. 39. [about]
  2. References to the Bahá'í Faith in the U.S. State Department's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, by United States Department of State (1991). Excerpts from the State Department's annual compilation of Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on discrimination against the Baha'i Faith and persecution of its adherents in twenty countries. [about]
 
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