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|1952 (In the year)
||Aziz Yazdi from Persia joined Ted Cardell in Nairobi. In 1953 they were joined by Ursula Samandari from England. [A Brief Account of the Bahá'í Faith in Africa Since 1953 by Nance Ororo-Robarts and Selam Ahderrom p2]
||Pioneering; Aziz Yazdi; Ted Cardell; Ursula Samandari
||The first local spiritual assembly in Kenya was established in Nairobi.
||The National Spiritual Assembly of Kenya was formed with its seat in Nairobi. Its members were: Its members were: James Wasilwa, Aziz Yazdi, Elamu Muswahili, Taherih Ala'i, Festas Mulkalama, Bonaventure Wafula, Julius Makanda, Frank Mnkoyani, and Christopher Musambai. [Bahá'í News No 409 April 1965 p8; BW14p96]
||National Spiritual Assembly, formation; James Wasilwa; Aziz Yazdi; Elamu Muswahili; Taherih Ala'i; Festas Mulkalama; Bonaventure Wafula; Julius Makanda; Frank Mnkoyani; and Christopher Musambai
|1972. 11 May - 24 Feb 1973
||Hand of the Cause Amatu’l-Bahá Rúhíyyih Khánum and her companion, Violette Nakhjavání, arrived in Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe), at the start of the fourth leg of the ‘Great African Safari’. This leg of the tour ended in Kenya. [BW15:594–607]
The itinerary was as follows:
May 11 - Jun 8, 1972, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)
June 4, 1972, Zambia
June 9 - 28, 1972, Botswana
June 29 - July 6, 1972, Republic of South Africa
July 7 - 11, 1972, South West Africa (Namibia)
July 12 - 19, 1972, Republic of South Africa
July 19 - Aug 4, 1972, Lesotho
Aug 4 - 14, 1972, Republic of South Africa
Aug 15 - Sept 19, 1972, Swaziland
Sept 20 - 21, 1972, Mozambique
Sept 22 - 23, 1972, Swaziland
Sept 24 - 27, 1972, Republic of South Africa
Oct 2 - 10, 1972, Kenya
Oct 11 - Nov 2,1972, Malawi
Nov 3 - 8, 1972, Kenya
Nov 9 - 24, 1972, Seychelles
Nov 25 - Dec 12, 1972, Kenya
Dec 5 - 18, 1972, Rwanda
Dec 13 - 14, 1972, Tanzania (And Mafia Island)
Dec 19, 1972 - Jan 13, 1973, Zaire (now Central African Republic)
Jan 14 - 22,1973, Rwanda
Jan 23 - 24, 1973, Burundi
Jan 25 - Feb 2, 1973, Tanzania (And Mafia Island)
Feb 2 - 24, 1973, Kenya [BW15p606-607]
|Harare; Zimbabwe; Zambia; Botswana; South Africa; Namibia; Lesotho; Swaziland; Mozambique; Malawi; Nairobi; Kenya; Seychelles; Rwanda; Tanzania; Mafia Island; Burundi'
||Amatul-Baha Ruhiyyih Khanum; Amatul-Baha Ruhiyyih Khanum, Journeys of; Violette Nakhjavani; Great African Safari
|1974. 1 Dec
||The Bahá'í International Community appointed a representative in Nairobi. [BIC History 1974]
||BIC; Baha'i International Community
|1976 15 – 17 Oct
||An International Teaching Conference was held in Nairobi, Kenya, attended by 1,363 Bahá’ís. [BW17:81; VV33]
For the message of the Universal House of Justice see BW17:133–4.
For pictures see BW17:110, 119–21.
||Nairobi; Kenya; Africa
||Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Teaching; Conferences, International; Teaching
|1985 15 – 26 Jul
||Ten representatives of the Bahá’í International Community attended the World Conference to Review and Appraise the Achievements of the United Nations Decade for Women and Forum ‘85 in Nairobi. [BW19:147–8, 412; VV28–9]
For a report of the Bahá’í participation see BW19:4.12–15.
For pictures see BW19:413, 415.
||Baha'i International Community; United Nations; Women
|1992 23 – 26 Nov
||The Second World Congress was held in New York City to commemorate the centenary of the passing of Bahá'u'lláh and the completion of the Six Year Plan. It was attended by some 28,000 Bahá'ís from some 180 countries. [BBD240; VV136-141; BW92-93p95-102, 136]
Nine auxiliary conferences were held in Buenos Aires, Sydney, New Delhi, Nairobi, Panama City, Bucharest, Moscow, Apia and Singapore. [BINS283:3-4]
For pictures see [BINS283:9-10], [BW92-3p100] and [VV136-141]
"New York will become a blessed spot from which the call to steadfastness in the Covenant and Testament of God will go forth to every part of the world." - 'Abdu'l-Bahá [AWH77-8 90-1 105-6]
On the 25th of November a concert was held in Carnegie Hall as a birthday tribute to Dizzy Gillespie called "Celebrating the Bahá'í Vision of World Peace". [VV141]
On the 26th of November Bahá'ís around the world were linked together by a live satellite broadcast serving the second Bahá'í World Congress, the nine auxiliary conferences and the Bahá'í World Centre and it was received by those with access to satellite dish antennas. [BINS283:1–5, 8; BINS286:10; BINS287:4]
For the message of the Universal House of Justice read on the satellite link see BW92–3:37–4.
For accounts of personal experiences by some of the attendees see In the Eyes of His Beloved Servants: The Second Bahá'í World Congress and Holy Year by J. Michael Kafes.
The film, 'Abdu'l-Bahá: Mission to America, made by Elizabeth Martin, was prepared for the World Congress program and also used in the Theme Pavilion. [HNWE45]
||New York; United States; Buenos Aires; Argentina; Sydney; Australia; New Delhi; India; Nairobi; Kenya; Panama; Bucharest; Romania; Moscow; Russia; Apia; Samoa; Singapore
||World Congresses; Carnegie Hall; Centenaries; Bahaullah, Ascension of; Dizzy Gillespie; - Basic timeline, Expanded; film; Abdu'l-Baha: Mission to America; Elizabeth Martin
|2003 20 Jun
||The passing of Knight of Bahá'u'lláh Ursula Samandari (b. Ursula Newman 29 December, 1909 in Mitcham, Surrey, England) at her pioneering post in Buea, Cameroon.
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; BWNS
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