London, 2018 (   Photo: Emily Garthwaite   )

Will Brown is the West Africa Correspondent for The Economist based in Dakar, Senegal. 

He has reported from a dozen countries. He has interviewed trafficked women in Sonagachi, Asia’s largest red-light district, freed slaves in Mauritania, politicians in the Israeli Knesset, child brides in Niger, 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.