August 12, 2022
Akin Mabogunje was a Nigerian geographer. He was the first African to preside over the International Geographical Union. In 1968, Mabogunje wrote Urbanization in Nigeria, on urbanization and state formation. In 1999, he was the first African to be elected as a foreign representative in the United States to the National Academy of Sciences. Mabogunje died on August 4, 2022, at the age of ninety.