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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True Death Toll In South Africa May Be Closer To Double The Deaths Its Reported

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COVID-19 Alcohol Bans In South Africa Reveal Painful History

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Reports Of Mass Killings Point To Desperate Situation In Ethiopia's Civil War

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South Africa's Port Elizabeth Will Now Be Called Gqeberha

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli (center) arrives to give a speech at a stadium in Dodoma, Tanzania, in August. Magufuli's death was announced Wednesday. He was 61. Ericky Boniphace/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli, A COVID-19 Skeptic, Has Died

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South Africa Is Emerging From The Pandemic After Being Hit Hard By Coronavirus

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As U.S. Vaccine Rollout Speeds Up, Inequality Stunts Progress Worldwide

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Activist Stella Nyanzi Flees Uganda To Live In Exile In Kenya

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As a young woman, pregnant and HIV-positive, Maurine Murenga did not have easy access to drugs that could save her life. Today she is an activist for equitable health-care. The global distribution of coronavirus vaccines is an issue of concern. Victor Chavez/Getty Images hide caption

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History Repeats Itself: COVID-19 Vaccine Inequities Echo HIV Crisis

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Vaccination Efforts In Sub-Saharan Africa Echo AIDS Epidemic

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Kenyan Musician Composes Song About Life After COVID-19

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How Kenya Escaped The COVID-19 Pandemic's Worst Effects — And What's To Come

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Uganda's New Generation Is Disappointed That Museveni's 35-Year Rule Continues

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