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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Ethiopian Prime Minister Orders Attack In Tigray Region

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Battle Over Ethiopia's Defiant Northwest Region Of Tigray Ramps Up

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United Nations Sounds The Alarm On Humanitarian Crisis In Ethiopia

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A man holds a national flag as he waits to donate blood in support of Ethiopia's military in Addis Ababa on Thursday. Rallies occurred in multiple cities in support of the government's military offensive against the Tigray People's Liberation Front. Mulugeta Ayene/AP hide caption

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Latest On A Military Conflict In Ethiopia

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Elections In 3 African Countries Raise Questions About Continent's Path To Democracy

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A member of Tigray Special Forces casts his vote in a local election in the regional capital Mekelle, in the Tigray region of Ethiopia in September. The vote defied the federal government and increased tensions in Africa's second most populous country. AP hide caption

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Ethiopia Edges Toward Civil War As Federal Government Orders Attack On Tigray Region

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Stella Nyanzi, an academic, activist and poet, interacts with supporters inside court on February 20, 2020 in Kampala, Uganda. Luke Dray/Getty Images hide caption

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Radical Rudeness

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Sudan And Israel Agree To Normalize Relations In Deal Brokered By White House

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Violence Erupts After Nigeria's Military Fires On Demonstrators

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Protesters chant and sing solidarity songs as they barricade barricade the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Wednesday to protest against police brutality and the killing of protesters by the military, at Magboro, Ogun State, Nigeria. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Nigerian Security Forces Open Fire On Protesters In Lagos

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Nigerian Security Forces Open Fire During Protest Against Police Brutality

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Last Sunday in the park in Nairobi, life was seemingly back to normal in the middle of a pandemic — which didn't appear to hit the country as hard as expected. Eyder Peralta/NPR hide caption

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Kenya Braced For The Worst. The Worst Didn't Happen. Why?

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