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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New WHO Model Forecasts A Different Coronavirus Spread Pattern In Africa

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Kenya Opens Up Restaurants With New Restrictions

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Tanzania's President Blames Fake Positive Tests In The Spike In Coronavirus Cases

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Countries Worldwide Try To Figure Out When To Lift COVD-19 Restrictions

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Under Lockdown, A Nigerian Poet Encourages Others To Find 'Own Truth' In Poetry

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The Tie That Binds These Grandparents In Isolation? TikTok

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Uganda Cracks Down On Dissidents During Pandemic

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How South Africa Flattened Its COVID-19 Curve

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With Weddings And Celebrations Off In Europe, Kenyan Flower Growers Struggle

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A photo taken last month by Nairobi resident Osman Siddiqi shows One Africa Place, a bullet-shaped glass high-rise in Nairobi, framed by the jagged, snowcapped peaks of Mount Kenya, which many residents said they have never seen from the capital city. Osman Siddiqi hide caption

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Roundup: What The Coronavirus Response Looks Like In France, Kenya And Brazil

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Zimbabwe riot police patrol the streets near a fruit and vegetable market in Harare on Thursday. Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP hide caption

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In Zimbabwe Under Lockdown, 'Find That Resolve To Carry On No Matter What'

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In this handout photo provided by Uganda's Presidential Press Unit, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni performs push-ups in a video released to the public via the president's social media accounts, at the State House in Entebbe, Uganda on April 9. AP hide caption

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South Africa Leads The African Continent In COVID-19 Cases

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Lockdown Ordered In Zimbabwe, Where The Economy And Health Care Already Suffer

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