Aidan Hartley

Aiden Hartley is the Spectator's Wild Life columnist.

Wild Life

21 January 2009 12:00 am

Voodoo power

Wild life

11 December 2008 12:00 am

Under the mango tree

What I learned from the Somali pirates

3 December 2008 12:00 am

Aidan Hartley says that Somali piracy is very well-organised and efficient and is opposed publicly only by militant Muslims — who may yet seize power in Mogadishu

Wild life

26 November 2008 12:00 am

Living off the land

Wild life

22 October 2008 12:00 am

African exodus

Wild Life

1 October 2008 12:00 am

Horse Cure

Wild Life

27 August 2008 12:00 am

The ‘No’ republic

Wild Life

23 July 2008 12:00 am

Uninvited guests

On red alert

18 June 2008 12:00 am

Aidan Hartley on the Wild Life

My brilliant career

21 May 2008 12:00 am

Aidan Hartley on the Wild Life

Fat cat diary

23 April 2008 12:00 am

Aidan Hartley on the Wild Life

Rural poor

26 March 2008 12:00 am

Aidan Hartley on the Wild Life

Ambushed in Somalia

20 February 2008 12:00 am

Aidan Hartley on the Wild Life

Look and learn

23 January 2008 12:00 am

Aidan Hartley reports from Somalia

When elephants fight, the grass suffers

9 January 2008 12:00 am

Aidan Hartley says that the violence in Kenya reflects the failure of the political class: better paid than their European counterparts in a nation where many live on 50p a day

Down Mexico way

12 December 2007 12:00 am

Aidan Hartley heads to the US-Mexico border

Mid-life crisis

31 October 2007 3:31 pm

Aidan Hartley on why life is going to be different from now on


The terrible secrets of Beijing’s ‘black jails’

10 October 2007 4:18 pm

The author’s arrest while investigating Chinese prisons


Blot on the landscape

3 October 2007 12:17 pm

Malindi I watched a nest of baby turtles hatch on the beach in front of my mother’s house recently. What…


Bread and circuses

5 September 2007 1:40 pm

I am in Beijing making a film about the Olympic city...


Home truths

15 August 2007 3:53 pm

I ask my neighbours how one fixes a chimney.


Raid rage

25 July 2007 3:19 pm

I sat down to write this next to the skull of a Samburu cattle rustler who recently fell in battle.

Flying high

30 May 2007 2:37 pm

I have hated flying since 1989, when I was in a Boeing 737 that crashed into an Ethiopian mountain

House work

25 January 2007 7:31 am

After three years in tents and having spent a fortune we still have not moved into the house

Horribly close to a holy war

24 January 2007 7:10 pm

US policy has driven Somalia into the arms of extremists