Akin Mabogunje

Nigerian geographer
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Akinlawon Ladipo "Akin" Mabogunje (18 October 1931 – 4 August 2022)[1] was a Nigerian geographer. He was the first African president of the International Geographical Union.[2] In 1999, he was the first African to be elected as a Foreign Associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences.[3]

In 2017, he was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.[4] He was born in Kano, Nigeria.


  1. "Foremost geographer, Akin Mabogunje, dies at 90". punchng.com. 4 August 2022. Retrieved 4 August 2022.
  2. "Hallmarks of Labour". hallmarksoflabour.org. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  3. "The Nigeria Academy of Engineering :: promoting excellence in technology and engineering training and practice to ensure the technological growth and economic development of Nigeria". www.nae.org.ng. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  4. "2017 Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members with their Afflications at the time of the Election". Retrieved 11 January 2018.