Will Brown is the West Africa Correspondent for The Economist based in Dakar, Senegal.
Will was raised in South London. He worked for the British Council in Uttar Pradesh, India before leaving to work as a journalist in New Delhi.
In late 2017 he was shortlisted for The Times' Richard Beeston Award for his reports on sex trafficking in India. He started working for The Economist soon after. He has reported from eight African countries.
He has a First in History from the University of Manchester and he was trained in reporting by the Press Association. He is HEFAT certified.
He has also done work for Al Jazeera, the BBC, the Times, 1843, the World in 2018 and 2019, News Deeply, the Guardian, the Spectator, the New Internationalist, the New Statesman and Vice News. He has also spoken on Sky News.