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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South Africa is seeing a 4th surge of COVID-19 that's being driven by omicron

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Protestors in Sudan took to the streets Thursday to push for civilian rule

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Sudanese anti-coup protesters wave the national flag during a demonstration in the Khartoum-Bahri neighbourhood of the capital, on November 25, 2021. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters demand civilian rule once again in Sudan

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Sudan's military reinstate prime minister as protesters prepare for a demonstration

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Examining Ethiopia's civil war which has roots that are centuries old

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After the coup, Sudan's civilian prime minister is said to be back in power

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Blinken calls for an end to the violence in Ethiopia, during news conference

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The complicated legacy of F.W. de Klerk, South Africa's last apartheid-era president

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South Africa's last apartheid president, F.W. de Klerk, dies at 85

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The U.N. seeks the release of 16 staffers detained in Ethiopia

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Ethiopia war intensifies as rebels advance toward capital

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his wife Zinash Tayachew take part in a memorial service for the victims of the Tigray conflict organized by the city administration, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Wednesday. Ethiopian Prime Ministry Office Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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Rebels are taking aim at Ethiopia's capital after 1 year of civil war

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