Eyder Peralta Eyder Peralta is NPR's East Africa correspondent based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Eyder Peralta

International Correspondent, East Africa

Eyder Peralta is NPR's East Africa correspondent based in Nairobi, Kenya.

He is responsible for covering the region's people, politics, and culture. In a region that vast, that means Peralta has hung out with nomadic herders in northern Kenya, witnessed a historic transfer of power in Angola, ended up in a South Sudanese prison, and covered the twists and turns of Kenya's 2017 presidential elections.

Previously, he covered breaking news for NPR, where he covered everything from natural disasters to the national debates on policing and immigration.

Peralta joined NPR in 2008 as an associate producer. Previously, he worked as a features reporter for the Houston Chronicle and a pop music critic for the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, FL.

Through his journalism career, he has reported from more than a dozen countries and he was part of the NPR teams awarded the George Foster Peabody in 2009 and 2014. His 2016 investigative feature on the death of Philando Castile was honored by the National Association of Black Journalists and the Society for News Design.

Peralta was born amid a civil war in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. His parents fled when he was a kid, and the family settled in Miami. He's a graduate of Florida International University.

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People cheer and throw confetti after Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta flags off a cargo train for its inaugural journey to Nairobi last year at the port of the coastal town of Mombasa. Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A New Chinese-Funded Railway In Kenya Sparks Debt-Trap Fears

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Melania Trump Stops In Kenya On 4-Nation Solo Trip

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Ugandans Use Character From TV Ad To Criticize President Museveni

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From left: Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu and actors Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva at the Cannes Film Festival. Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Rafiki': The Lesbian Love Story That Kenya Banned And Then Unbanned

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Ugandans Nurse Scars From Disputes With Decades-Old Regime

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Ugandan Opposition Lawmaker Met With Large Military Presence Upon Arrival Back Home

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Kenyan Runner Eliud Kipchog Breaks World Marathon Record In Berlin

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Scientist In Botswana Finds 87 Dead Elephants That Were Killed By Poachers

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Emmerson Mnangagwa looks on during his official inauguration ceremony as the President of Zimbabwe at the National Sports Stadium in the capital Harare. Jekesai Njikizana /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Zimbabwe Court Upholds Presidential Election Of Emmerson Mnangagwa

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Zimbabwe Electoral Court Ruling To Decide Presidential Victor

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Zimbabwe Court To Rule On Opposition Party's Challenge To Presidential Election

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In Zimbabwe, All Eyes Are On The Constitutional Court

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Protesters Demand Release Of Uganda's Leading Opposition Politician

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Uganda Police Open Fire On Protesters Demanding Release Of Opposition Lawmaker

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