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 woman walks with orphans at an Addis Ababa orphanage in 2013. The number of Ethiopian children adopted by Americans fell from 2,511 in 2010 to 133 in 2016, according to the State Department. Ethiopia's parliament banned all foreign adoption in January. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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In Ethiopia, A New Ban On Foreign Adoptions Is About National Pride

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Cambridge Analytica Scandal Ripples Across The World

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In East Africa, Musical Superstar Diamond Platnumz Sees His Music As Much More Than Art

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Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, grazes at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya in May 2017. The 45-year-old rhino's health started deteriorating in late February. STR/AP hide caption

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Sudan, World's Last Male Northern White Rhino, Dies

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Ethiopian teams Adama City and Welwalo Adigrat University play in a soccer match. Stadiums have become battlefields and teams have become a proxy for the political divisions in the country. Eyder Peralta/NPR hide caption

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In Ethiopia, Soccer Stadiums Have Become Political Battlefields

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Ethiopia's Government Faces Its Biggest Political Crisis Since Coming To Power In 1991

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'Black Panther' Sells Out African Theaters

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Tanzania's Biggest City Finds Success With Region's First Bus Rapid Transit System

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Lawyers for the opposition politician Miguna Miguna wait for a hearing to begin at Kenya's High Court in downtown Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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Inside A Kenyan Courtroom, A Deepening Political Crisis Is On Display

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Despite Court Order, Kenyan Government Keeps TV Stations Closed

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Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga holds up a Bible as he swears himself in as the "people's president" on Tuesday in Nairobi. Authorities shut the top three independent TV channels ahead of the event. They remain closed. Patrick Meinhardt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Government Ignores Court Order, Kenya's Media Blackout Continues

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Kenya Government Standoff With TV Stations Enter Day 3

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Kenya Opposition Presidential Candidate Refuses To Give Up

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30th Meeting Of The African Union Held In Ethiopia

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Khadija Abdullahi Daleys, Mother Of Somali Music, Dies At 82

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