Will Brown is the West Africa Correspondent for The Economist based in Dakar, Senegal. He is HEFAT trained and has reported in eleven 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 President Alpha Conde, the head of the American military in Africa, and former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair.
Will was raised in South London. He has a First Class degree in History from the University of Manchester and was trained in reporting by the Press Association. He worked for the British Council in Uttar Pradesh before leaving to report on sex trafficking networks in Delhi. In 2017 he was shortlisted for The Times' Richard Beeston Award. He started working for The Economist shortly after.