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

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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South Africa Celebrates Its Diversity With National Braai Day

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Hero Of 'Hotel Rwanda' Sentenced To 25 Years For Terror-Related Charges

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France Kills Top West Africa ISIS Leader In Drone Strike

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Left: Family physician Dr. E.V. Rapiti is among those prescribing ivermectin to patients for COVID-19 despite no clear evidence it has any effect. Right: Dr. E.V. Rapiti's office entrance in Mitchells Plain, South Africa. Dr. E.V. Rapiti; Eyder Peralta/NPR hide caption

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Research Shows This Drug Shouldn't Be Used For COVID-19, But In South Africa Many Do

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South Africa Struggled To Get COVID Vaccines After Richer Countries Stockpiled Doses

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Nine Months Later, Ethiopia Remains Embroiled In Civil War

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South Africa's Cape Town Is Currently Frigid — But Swimmers Are Still At The Beach

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What The Delta Variant And Vaccinations Look Like In Brazil, South Africa And Israel

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South Africa Sees Violent Week, Unrest After Arrest Of Former President

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Kenya Escaped The Worst Health Effects Of COVID-19 — But Got Hit Hard In Other Ways

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U.N. Says Ethiopia's Civil War Has The Country On The Brink Of Catastrophe

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What The Pandemic Now Looks Like In Germany, Kenya And Colombia

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Ethiopia To Hold Critical Election Amid Period Of Political Turmoil

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Germany Formally Acknowledges Colonial Genocide In Namibia, Will Pay Reparations

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War Crimes Are Suspected In Northern Ethiopia's Conflict Zone

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