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 Has One Of The World's Largest Caseloads Despite A Slow Pandemic Start

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Coronavirus Around The World: How Countries Are Coping With COVID-19 Surges

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Sudan Introduces Wide-Reaching Reforms To Move Away From Strict Islamist Rule

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A pupil receives hand sanitizer upon returning to school in Johannesburg on July 6. Since easing its lockdown, coronavirus cases have spiked and the government is introducing some restrictions. Denis Farrell/AP hide caption

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In Nairobi's Kibera slum in April, Nancy Andeka, 45, teaches her and her neighbor's children at home as schools are closed due to the coronavirus. Brian Inganga/AP hide caption

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As Kenya Keeps Schools Shut, Teen Pregnancies Are Rising

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Kenyan Health Workers Manage COVID-19, HIV In Nairobi

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Pandemic Takes A Huge Toll On Kenya's Middle Class

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Thousands Take To The Streets In Ethiopia After The Killing Of A Popular Singer

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2nd-Deadliest Ebola Outbreak In History Declared Over

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Countries Balance Needed Tourism With Coronavirus Concerns

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Kenya's Police Are Notorious. Few People Are Protesting

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In Africa, Colonial-Era Statues Began Coming Down Decades Ago

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A vendor waters fresh greens for sale at a stall in a market in Abuja, Nigeria. KC Nwakalor/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Why Forecasters Can't Make Up Their Mind About Africa And The Coronavirus

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New WHO Model Forecasts A Different Coronavirus Spread Pattern In Africa

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