John Chiahemen, a Nigerian, has spent a total of 35 years in journalism, 27 of those as a Reuters international correspondent, reporting from numerous datelines around the globe. John has reported actively for TV, radio, print and online across a range of subjects. He is a veteran of emerging markets news reporting and has covered many conflicts in Africa from Chad, Liberia and Sierra Leone to the two Congos. John was part of the project team that launched Arise Networks, a new global TV brand. He now heads the Africa operation as Managing Editor. Prior to Reuters, John was an acclaimed journalist with the Nigerian Television Authority in the late 1970s and early 80s.