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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More than 200 civilians have reportedly been killed in an ethnic attack in Ethiopia

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Countries in the Horn of Africa are experiencing the worst drought in 40 years

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Gas and food prices are rising in Kenya, too, driven by the war in Ukraine

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Members of Operation Dudula march down a street in the Hillbrow neighborhood of Johannesburg and demand that businesses stop employing undocumented immigrants, on Feb. 19. The movement has spawned groups in other parts of the country, each blaming immigration for a number of grievances, from joblessness to crime. Mohamed Shiraaz/picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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A movement gains force to 'put South Africans first,' and to drive migrants out

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A mother helps her malnourished son stand after he collapsed near their hut in the village of Lomoputh in northern Kenya on Thursday. A severe drought and spiking food prices are causing a humanitarian emergency in the Horn of Africa. Brian Inganga/AP hide caption

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Volunteers in Ukraine risk their lives to distribute supplies under constant shelling

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A family in Kharkiv refuses to leave, even as the Russians shell their city.

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A Kharkiv EOD technician smokes a cigarette before detonating the mines. Nickolai Hammar/NPR hide caption

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See how Kharkiv's bomb squad neutralizes cluster bombs in Ukraine

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Capt. Daniil, a public affairs officer in the Ukrainian military, walks through a field in Mala Rohan, on the outskirts of Ukraine's northeastern city of Kharkiv. He is recording the aftermath of fighting between occupying Russian soldiers and Ukrainian forces. Nickolai Hammar/NPR hide caption

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Photos: Russian forces were driven out of this village outside Kharkiv, Ukraine

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Many Ukrainians aren't optimistic about peace with Russia

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Residents give updates from Lviv after multiple missile strikes were reported

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Kyiv is hit by missiles — a day after sinking a Russian war ship

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