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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3 Americans Killed In Al-Shabab Attack In Kenya

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Largest Plague Of Locusts In A Quarter Century Hits Africa And Middle East

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News Brief: Homeless Crisis In LA, Netanyahu Primary Challenge, Zambia

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Eritrean Soccer Players Disappear During Trip

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Can A Unified Ethiopia Exist Under The Country's Current Constitution?

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Ethiopian Ethnic Group Votes On Whether Its Region Should Secede

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African Union Fires Ambassador To U.S.

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Leaders In South Sudan Again Postpone Creating Unity Government

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Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe first encountered Ebola in 1976, before it had been identified. Since then, from his post at the Congo National Institute for Biomedical Research, he has led the global search for a cure. Samantha Reinders for NPR hide caption

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This Congolese Doctor Discovered Ebola But Never Got Credit For It — Until Now

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, seen addressing lawmakers Tuesday, won a Nobel Peace Prize less than two weeks ago — but he now appears embroiled in a standoff with the activist who helped bring down the regime before him. Mulugeta Ayene/AP hide caption

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Pascal Bitasimwa, 12, of Goma (in the red shirt) goes to Lake Kivu to fill up jerrycans with water. "This takes me much of my time," he says. "Instead of going to study, I come first to take water." Samantha Reinders for NPR hide caption

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Forget About The Tap: A City Of 2 Million Has Virtually No Running Water

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Residents In Goma Are Struggling To Gather Water While Fighting Ebola

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

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