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 Jerusalem, refugees on the Syrian border, vigilantes in Burkina Faso and cattle herders on Lake Chad.
Will also occasionally freelances and has done work for The Guardian, Vice News, The New Internationalist, NewsDeeply, 1843 Magazine, Al Jazeera, the BBC, The Spectator, The Times, Marie Claire and the New Statesman.
He was born and raised in South London. He studied in Manchester before moving to New Delhi to work as a freelance journalist. He has reported from Israel, India, Italy, Morocco, Senegal, Guinea Conakry, Sierra Leone, the Gambia, Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, Jordan and Chad. He is HEFAT certified.