Aidan Hartley

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Aidan Hartley (born 1965) is a Kenya-born journalist.

Hartley was born in Nairobi in 1965. He attended Sherborne School, in Dorset, England. He read English at Balliol College, Oxford University and went on to the School of Oriental and African Studies, (SOAS) to study African politics and history.

As a foreign correspondent for Reuters news agency, Hartley covered Africa in the 1990s - wars in Somalia, famine in Ethiopia and genocide in Rwanda. He is the author of The Zanzibar Chest: A Story of Life, Love, and Death in Foreign Lands, which was short-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize. He writes the "Wild Life" column for The Spectator, and is a correspondent for the Channel 4 award-winning current affairs series Unreported World.[1]





  1. ^ "Channel 4 - News - China's Olympic Lie". Channel 4. Archived from the original on 17 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-04.