Eyder Peralta Eyder Peralta is NPR's East Africa correspondent based in Nairobi, Kenya.

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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A public telephone booth in Asmara, Eritrea. Ethiopians and Eritreans are calling each other this week as phone lines that had been dormant for decades came to life. Thomas Mukoya/Reuters hide caption

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'I Am Calling Randomly To Say Hi': Eritreans, Ethiopians Phone Each Other Amid Thaw

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Ethiopia And Eritrea Declare End Of War

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Why AFYA Is Focusing On Eradicating Rabies In Dogs In Rural Communities

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The Dark Side Of Keeping The Streets Clean In Rwanda's Capital

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Thousands of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's supporters gathered to watch him speak at a rally Saturday in Addis Ababa. But a blast interrupted the event, leaving at least one person dead and dozens more with injuries. Yonas Tadesse/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Finding Justice For Rape In Kenya

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This App Could Make Roads In Uganda Safer

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Ethiopia Announces Peace Deal With Eritrea

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How Scientists In Kenya Are Trying To Understand Cow Emissions

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News Brief: New Trump Tower Meeting Documents, NAFTA, Burundi Referendum

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Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza in 2016. A referendum could extend his time in office for decades. Renovat Ndabashinze/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Tension Grows Around Referendum In Burundi

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Scientific Debate Centers On Giant Crack In Africa's Rift Valley

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Dam Collapse Leaves More Than 40 People Dead In Kenya

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Stella Nyanzi arrives at the High Court in Kampala, Uganda, in April 2017. She had been jailed for "cyber-harassment" of the president. Isaac Kasamani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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She Strips, She Swears, She Goes To Jail ... For The Good Of Her Country

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