Will Brown is the West Africa Correspondent for The Economist based in Dakar, Senegal.
He has reported from over a dozen countries. He has interviewed trafficked women in Sonagachi, Asia’s largest red-light district, tour guides in Timbuktu, freed slaves in Mauritania, politicians in Israel, special forces in Burkina Faso, Syrian refugees in the Middle East, as well as Guinea’s President Alpha Conde, the head of the US military in Africa, and Tony Blair.
He has a First in History from the University of Manchester and he was trained in reporting by the Press Association in London. He is HEFAT certified.
He has also done work for The Guardian, Vice News, The New Internationalist, NewsDeeply, 1843, Al Jazeera, the BBC, The Spectator, The Times, Marie Claire and the New Statesman, among others.
He has reported from Mali, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Italy, Senegal, the Gambia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and India.