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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After Nearly 30 Years In Power, Sudan's Autocratic Leader Is Out In A Military Coup

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Kenyan Government Threatens To Close Dadaab Refugee Camp

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U.N. Makes Emergency Appeal For $282 Million To Help Cyclone Victims In Mozambique

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Aid Has Begun To Reach The Areas Hardest Hit By Cyclone Idai In Africa

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A Somali soldier stands near a destroyed building in Mogadishu, Somalia, on March 1 after police blamed a nearly day-long siege of the Somali capital on al-Shabab extremists. Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP hide caption

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Rights Group Challenges U.S. On Somali Civilians Killed In Drone Attacks

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Cyclone Leaves A Trail Of Death And Destruction In Southern Africa

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The Latest On A Deadly Cyclone That Ripped Through Southern Africa

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Boeing 737 Max 8 Crash Puts Ethiopian Airlines In The Spotlight

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Ethiopian Airlines Crash Leaves 35 Countries Mourning

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Investigators Look Into What Caused Ethiopian Airlines Flight To Crash

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157 Killed In Ethiopian Airlines Crash

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Smoke billows from aid trucks set on fire on the Francisco de Paula Santander International Bridge between Colombia and Venezuela, on Feb. 23. Edinson Estupiñán/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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