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|1926 24 Jun
||Enoch Olinga, future Hand of the Cause of God, was born in Abaango, Uganda.
||Enoch Olinga; Hands of the Cause; Hands of the Cause, Births and deaths; Births and deaths
||Enoch Olinga became a Bahá’í, the third Ugandan and the first of the Iteso tribe to accept the Faith.
See TG160 for the story of how he became a Bahá'í.
||Enoch Olinga arrived in Victoria (Limbé) and was named a Knight of Bahá’u’lláh for the British Cameroons. [BW13:449]
The first Cameroonian to become a Bahá’í in British Cameroon was a youth, Jacob Tabot Awo.
The first Cameroonian adult to become a Bahá’í was Enoch Ngompek of the Bassa tribe.
The first Cameroonian woman to become a Bahá’í was Esther Obeu, the wife of David Tanyi.
||Victoria (Limbe); British Cameroon; Cameroon; Nigeria
||Enoch Olinga; Knights of Bahaullah; First Bahais by country or area
||The arrival of Knight Mr. Enoch Olinga in British Cameroon. [BWNS291]
||British Cameroon; Africa
||Knights of Bahaullah; Enoch Olinga; BWNS
|1957 3 Feb
||Enoch Olinga arrived in the Holy Land, the first black African Bahá’í to go on pilgrimage.
||Enoch Olinga; First pilgrims; Pilgrims
||The third contingent of Hands of the Cause of God was appointed: Enoch Olinga, William Sears, John Robarts, Hasan Balyuzi, John Ferraby, Collis Featherstone, Rahmatu’lláh Muhájir and Abu’l-Qásim Faizí. [GBF111; MBW127; PP254, 442; SS47]
See TG160 for the story of how Enoch Olinga reacted to the news of being appointed a Hand of the Cause of God.
||Hands of the Cause; Hands of the Cause, Appointments; Hands of the Cause, Contingents; Hands of the Cause, Third Contingent; Enoch Olinga; William Sears; John Robarts; Hasan Balyuzi; John Ferraby; Collis Featherstone; Rahmatullah Muhajir; Abul-Qasim Faizi
|1979 16 Sep
||Enoch Olinga—Hand of the Cause of God and Knight of Bahá’u’lláh—his wife and three of his children were murdered in Kampala, Uganda. (b.24 June, 1926) [BBD 172; BW18:633]
He was buried near the grave of Hand of the Cause Mr Banání with the graves of his wife and children nearby. [CG132]
Shoghi Effendi had appointed him among the third contingent on the 2nd of October, 1957. [MoCxxiii]
For his obituary see BW18:618–35.
See Bahá'í Blog for a tribute to his life.
Early in May soldiers had invaded his home and thoroughly sacked it. The president of Uganda was a Nilotic and a native of northern Uganda as were a majority of his army. After taking control of the country they began to take reprisals from rival tribes and those who they thought had supported Idi Amin. [CG127]
On the morning of the murders Mr. Olinga and his family had participated in a work detail at the Temple grounds. After the evening meal a group of soldiers entered their compound and murdered him as well as his wife Elizabeth the children Táhirih and Lennie. [CG130-132]
Claire Gung, the "Mother of Africa", had had an extraordinarily accurate dream and had warned Mr. Olinga of his danger. [CG163]
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- Hands of the Cause of God: Personal Recollections, by Bill Washington (2014). Recollections of A.Q. Faizi, A.A. Furútan, Clara Dunn, Rúhíyyih Khánum, Ugo Giachery, Leroy Ioas, Enoch Olinga, Rahmátu’lláh Muhajir, Bill Sears, Agnes Alexander, John Robarts, Collis Featherstone, and Jalal Khazeh. [about]
- Messages from the Universal House of Justice 1963-1986: Third Epoch of the Formative Age, by Universal House of Justice (1996). [about]
- Olinga, Enoch, by Richard Francis (1998). Life of Hand of the Cause of God and "Father of Victories." [about]