Andrew Harding Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Sons, BBC, Awards, Books, Salary

Andrew Harding

Andrew Harding Biography

Andrew Harding is a media personality serving as the BBC’s Africa correspondent based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is also an author and the recipient of several awards. Andrew has been a foreign correspondent for the past 30 years.

Andrew Harding Age

He is around 44 years old. However, his date and place of birth is unknown.

Andrew Harding Height

He is tall in stature although his height is undisclosed.

Andrew Harding Nationality

Harding is a British national.

Andrew Harding Education

He attended a boarding school in the United Kingdom. However, there is no more information about his education.

Andrew Harding Parents

Harding was an expat child. For most of his childhood his parents lived in Belgium. He was also sent back to boarding school in the UK.

However, he hasn’t disclosed whether he has siblings or not.

Andrew Harding Wife

He is married and has three teenage sons although there isn’t much information about his family.

Andrew Harding BBC

Harding is the BBC’s Africa correspondent based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

He has been living and working abroad as a foreign correspondent for the past 30 years. Since 1994 he has been working for BBC News. He began his career in Moscow in 1991 as a freelancer, working for IRN, NBC Radio, Monitor Radio, FSN, The Evening Standard and later for The Guardian and The Economist. Since then he has lived in Tbilisi, Nairobi, Singapore, Bangkok, and for the past 12 years in Johannesburg.

Andrew has covered many International events, from the end of the Soviet Union and Russia’s parliamentary rebellion to the Asian tsunami and west Africa’s Ebola outbreak. By accident, rather than design, much of his work has been in conflict zones – in Chechnya, Azerbaijan, Abkhazia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Burma, Darfur, DR Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mali, South Sudan, Cote D’Ivoire, CAR, Burundi, Uganda, Libya and elsewhere.


Andrew has been living in South Africa since 2009. He reported on the Oscar Pistorius trial in Pretoria. It was partly that experience that prompted him to search for another murder case, that might dig deeper under the skin of modern South Africa. Early in 2016 he read about an incident in the Free State and decided to investigate. The result, four years later, was his new book, These Are Not Gentle People. A BBC Radio 4 series and podcast is in the works.

Harding has been visiting Somalia since 2000, and was in Mogadishu during the height of the battle against the Islamist militants of Al Shabab and during the famine of 2011. He is one of the very few foreign journalists to have travelled into territory controlled by Al Shabab and met their commanders, or to have visited (twice) the pirate town of Eyl.

Andrew Harding Awards

Andrew has won numerous awards for his journalism. In 2014 his coverage of the war in the Central African Republic won an Emmy in New York, and two awards at the Monte Carlo Television Festival. His reporting from Burma won an Amnesty Human Rights award in 2006. In 2004 he won a share of a Peabody Award for the BBC’s coverage of Darfur, and his work from northern Uganda won him a British Foreign Press Award and a Prix Bayeux for War Reporting.

Andrew Harding Books

He is the author of;

  1. These Are Not Gentle People (2020).
  2. The Mayor of Mogadishu (2016).

Andrew Harding Salary

His salary is under review.

Andrew Harding Net Worth

His net worth is under review.

Andrew Harding Instagram

He does not have an Instagram account.

Andrew Harding Twitter


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