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||A mere eight months after settling in British Cameroons, Enoch Olinga, along with
the community of new believers at his pioneering post received a cable from Shoghi
Effendi asking for African believers to settle in British Togoland, French Togoland, the Ashanti Protectorate and in the Northern Territories Protectorate before the following Ridván.
Although Bahá'ís for only a few months, their response was instantaneous; the largest difficulty
arose in limiting themselves to the four names required to fulfill the designated posts. This was determined by a vote. David
Tanyi, Edward Tabe, Benedict Eballa, and Martin Manga were duly selected. Samuel Nyki was sent to French Cameroon. Each one established a Local Spiritual Assembly in their
assigned posts within two years.
[A Brief Account of the Progress of the Bahá'í Faith in Africa Since 1953 by Nancy Oloro-Robarts and Selam Ahderom p4; KoB71]
|Cameroon; British Togoland; French Togoland; Ashanti Protectorate; Northern Territories Protectorate
||Pioneering; David Tanyi; Edward Tabe; Benedict Eballa; Martin Manga; Samuel Nyki