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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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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Uganda Election Pits President Museveni Against Novice Politician

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Uganda's Young People View Upcoming Presidential Election As A Chance For Change

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Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has been in power since 1986. His police chief has warned that anyone causing trouble on election day "will regret being born." Museveni is facing a formidable electoral challenge from Bobi Wine, who has been arrested multiple times and said Tuesday that the military had killed his driver and that his home was raided. John Muchucha/AP hide caption

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Uganda's Ruler Museveni Defends Violent Crackdown In Bid For 6th Term

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Uganda's Museveni Faces Tough Challenge In Presidential Election

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Ugandans Worry Insurrection In D.C. May Affect Elections In Their Country

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Bread Shortages In Sudan Mark A Fragile Period For The Country's Government

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Hundreds Of Civilians Killed With Machetes And Axes In Ethiopian Town

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How The Arab World Is Reacting To Accords With Israel

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