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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News Brief: New Trump Tower Meeting Documents, NAFTA, Burundi Referendum

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Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza in 2016. A referendum could extend his time in office for decades. Renovat Ndabashinze/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Tension Grows Around Referendum In Burundi

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Scientific Debate Centers On Giant Crack In Africa's Rift Valley

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Dam Collapse Leaves More Than 40 People Dead In Kenya

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Stella Nyanzi arrives at the High Court in Kampala, Uganda, in April 2017. She had been jailed for "cyber-harassment" of the president. Isaac Kasamani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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She Strips, She Swears, She Goes To Jail ... For The Good Of Her Country

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Rothschild's giraffe at Lake Nakuru, Great Rift Valley, Kenya. A community project at Kenya's Lake Baringo is attempting to save the subspecies. Education Images/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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'A Silent Extinction': Finding Peace And Saving Giraffes On A Lake In Kenya

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A woman walks with orphans at an Addis Ababa orphanage in 2013. The number of Ethiopian children adopted by Americans fell from 2,511 in 2010 to 133 in 2016, according to the State Department. Ethiopia's parliament banned all foreign adoption in January. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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In Ethiopia, A New Ban On Foreign Adoptions Is About National Pride

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Cambridge Analytica Scandal Ripples Across The World

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In East Africa, Musical Superstar Diamond Platnumz Sees His Music As Much More Than Art

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Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, grazes at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya in May 2017. The 45-year-old rhino's health started deteriorating in late February. STR/AP hide caption

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Sudan, World's Last Male Northern White Rhino, Dies

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Ethiopian teams Adama City and Welwalo Adigrat University play in a soccer match. Stadiums have become battlefields and teams have become a proxy for the political divisions in the country. Eyder Peralta/NPR hide caption

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In Ethiopia, Soccer Stadiums Have Become Political Battlefields

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Ethiopia's Government Faces Its Biggest Political Crisis Since Coming To Power In 1991

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'Black Panther' Sells Out African Theaters

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Tanzania's Biggest City Finds Success With Region's First Bus Rapid Transit System

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Lawyers for the opposition politician Miguna Miguna wait for a hearing to begin at Kenya's High Court in downtown Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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Inside A Kenyan Courtroom, A Deepening Political Crisis Is On Display

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