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|1977 (In the year)
||The Bahá'í Faith, along with many other religious groups, were banned in Uganda. [BWNS135]
||Persecution, Uganda; Persecution, Bans; Persecution; BWNS
|1977 16 Sep
||In Uganda, 27 religious organizations were banned, including the Bahá’í Faith, and the Bahá’í House of Worship was closed. [BW17:81]
The national spiritual assembly and all 1,550 local assemblies were dissolved. [BW17:141]
||Persecution, Uganda; Persecution, Bans; Persecution; NSA; LSA; Mashriqul-Adhkar, Kampala
||The ban against the Bahá’í Faith in Uganda was lifted and the House of Worship in Kampala was re-opened for worship. [BW17:141]
||Mashriqul-Adhkar, Kampala; Persecution, Uganda; Persecution, Bans; Persecution
|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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