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Aidan Hartley is a writer and entrepreneur.
Born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1965, he attended Sherborne School, in Dorset, England. He studied English at Balliol College, Oxford University and went on to the School of Oriental and African Studies, to study African politics and history.
As a foreign correspondent for the 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 Memoir of Love and War, which was short-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize. He made thirty television documentaries, most of them for the Channel 4 Television award-winning current affairs series Unreported World and "Dispatches". In 2013 he retired from mainstream journalism to focus on private business affairs and book writing.
He writes the "Wild Life" column of The Spectator.