Will Brown is the West Africa correspondent for The Economist. He is based in Dakar, Senegal.
He also works as a freelance journalist and has done work for The Times, The Guardian, Vice News, Al Jazeera, 1843 and the BBC, among others.
Will has reported from over fifteen countries across Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. He has worked extensively across the Sahel region and has reported from both Timbuktu and Lake Chad.
He is from South London and has lived in France, the United States and India. He trained in reporting at the Press Association in the UK and is HEFAT certified.