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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What This Congolese City Is Doing To Stop Ebola From Spreading

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Ebola Is Spreading In The Congo 1 Year After The Disease Was Detected There

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Ethiopians Plant 350 Million Trees As Part Of 'Green Legacy' Program

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"I'm trying to keep hope, because everyone is leaving, bro," says Ahmad Hikmat, Content Director of Capital FM in Khartoum. "I am losing my team one by one." Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Once A Symbol Of Freedom, Sudan's Pop Radio Station Has Fallen Almost Silent

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Despite Bloodshed, Young Sudanese Protesters Stay To Fight For Peace

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Sudan's Ruling Military Junta Strike Power-Sharing Deal With Pro-Democracy Activists

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In Sudan, Protests Resume Against Army Rule

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Ethiopian Security Forces Kill Alleged Mastermind Of Coup Attempt

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U.N. Refugee Agency Says Nearly 71 Million People Were Displaced In 2018

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News Brief: Tanker Attacks, Foreign Election Influence, Sudan Opposition

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