Will Brown is the West Africa Correspondent for The Economist Newspaper based in Dakar, Senegal. He is HEFAT trained and has reported in ten countries.
He used to work as a freelancer in New Delhi and he still writes occasionally for other titles. He has done work for a dozen major outlets including The Guardian, VICE News, Al Jazeera and the BBC, as well as spoken live on Sky News.
He was trained by the Press Association in London and has a First Class degree in History from the University of Manchester.
Will was raised in South London. He started his journalism career at 17 when he won a prize from The Times for a blog on youth protest movements in the Middle East. He worked for the British Council in Uttar Pradesh before turning to journalism full-time. In 2017 he was shortlisted for The Times' Richard Beeston Award for young foreign correspondents. He is a member of the International Federation of Journalists.