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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Amid Dwindling Supplies, Africans Are Trapped In China's Coronavirus Epicenter

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In Kenya, A Rise In Attacks By Islamist Al-Shabab Insurgents

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The Men Who Are Boycotting Valentine's Day In Kenya

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Ousted Leader Of Sudan To Face War Crimes Charges In The Hague

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In Kenya, A Rise In Attacks By Islamist Al-Shabab Insurgents

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With Plenty Of Trade With China, African Countries Fear Coronavirus Spreading

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Ethiopia Reflects On Its Founding Father's Triumphant, Bloody Legacy

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Africa's Famous Elephant Big Tim Dies At 50

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Daniel arap Moi, shown in a photo from 2002, ruled Kenya for nearly a quarter century, a period marked by repression, widespread corruption and economic stagnation. Moi has died at 95. Sayyid Abdul Azim/AP hide caption

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Daniel Arap Moi, Kenya's Longtime Strongman, Dies At 95

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Mango Season Adds Flavor To Kenya's Njaanuary

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Giant Swarm Of Locusts From Middle East Now Threatening Kenya's Farms

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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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