Eyder Peralta

Eyder Peralta appears in the following:

Why South Africa Banned Booze — And What Happened Next

Friday, April 16, 2021

The hope was that if people weren't out drinking, they wouldn't be spreading the coronavirus. There were unforeseen benefits to the ban, which ended last month — and negative impacts as well.


True Death Toll In South Africa May Be Closer To Double The Deaths Its Reported

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Officially, South Africa has reported 53,000 COVID-19 deaths. Scientists believe that in reality the death toll may surpass 100,000 — which has many questioning everything from faith to rationality.


COVID-19 Alcohol Bans In South Africa Reveal Painful History

Friday, April 09, 2021

South Africa banned alcohol to enforce social distancing during the worst of the pandemic, but the ban also had a surprising effect, exposing the country's complicated relationship with alcohol.


Reports Of Mass Killings Point To Desperate Situation In Ethiopia's Civil War

Thursday, March 25, 2021

The civil strife in Ethiopia has continued unabated, killing thousands as Western governments and rights groups raise the alarm on the shocking level of violence.


South Africa's Port Elizabeth Will Now Be Called Gqeberha

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The second-oldest colonial city in South Africa, Port Elizabeth, has a new name. It mixes some of the unique linguistics of the Xhosa language, yet many South Africans are struggling to pronounce it.


Tanzanian President John Magufuli, A COVID-19 Skeptic, Has Died

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Magufuli had not been seen in public since the end of February, fueling speculation that he was ill. Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan announced his death on state television.


South Africa Is Emerging From The Pandemic After Being Hit Hard By Coronavirus

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

South Africa has registered over 1.5 million cases of COVID-19 — one of the worst-affected countries in the world. Cases are now down, restrictions have eased and South Africans are looking forward.


As U.S. Vaccine Rollout Speeds Up, Inequality Stunts Progress Worldwide

Saturday, March 06, 2021

More and more countries are getting shipments of vaccines and starting to inoculate their populations. But it's an unequal picture across the globe.


Activist Stella Nyanzi Flees Uganda To Live In Exile In Kenya

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

An activist in Uganda, who has fought an authoritarian government with vulgar poetry, is now in exile. Fleeing a broad crackdown against the opposition in the country.


History Repeats Itself: COVID-19 Vaccine Inequities Echo HIV Crisis

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

People were dying of a disease that could be treated — but in poor countries, they did not have access to medicines that could help. That was the story of HIV — and now of COVID-19.


Vaccination Efforts In Sub-Saharan Africa Echo AIDS Epidemic

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa has only administered a few dozen COVID-19 vaccines. It brings back memories of the AIDS epidemic when hundreds of thousands died because life-saving drugs were delayed.


Kenyan Musician Composes Song About Life After COVID-19

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Coronavirus infection rates in Kenya are the lowest they have been since the beginning of the pandemic, and life seems back to normal. A new song is capturing that moment.


How Kenya Escaped The COVID-19 Pandemic's Worst Effects — And What's To Come

Thursday, February 04, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with NPR's Eyder Peralta, who lives in Nairobi, about why Kenya hasn't been hit as hard with COVID-19 as other countries around the world.


Uganda's New Generation Is Disappointed That Museveni's 35-Year Rule Continues

Monday, January 25, 2021

Young Ugandan voters had placed so much hope in elections this month to unseat longtime ruler Yoweri Museveni. Now with their dreams dashed, they're searching for answers.


Uganda's Longtime President Facing Contest For Latest Re-Election

Saturday, January 16, 2021

In Uganda, a presidential election campaign was marred by violence against protesters and the opposition.


Uganda Election Pits President Museveni Against Novice Politician

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Ugandans voters on Thursday are deciding between a man who has been in power for more than three decades and a singer turned politician who has galvanized the youth in the East African country.


Uganda's Young People View Upcoming Presidential Election As A Chance For Change

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Uganda's youth are turning out in force ahead of Thursday's presidential election, challenging longtime leader Yoweri Museveni.


Uganda's Ruler Museveni Defends Violent Crackdown In Bid For 6th Term

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

President Yoweri Museveni, in power since 1986, spoke to NPR ahead of Thursday's election. His main challenger, Bobi Wine, said Tuesday the military had killed his driver and his home had been raided.


Uganda's Museveni Faces Tough Challenge In Presidential Election

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Ugandans go to the polls this week to elect a leader. President Museveni is running for a sixth time. He faces a big challenge from a young singer turned politician.


Ugandans Worry Insurrection In D.C. May Affect Elections In Their Country

Thursday, January 07, 2021

Uganda is a week away from its contentious presidential election. And after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, some Ugandans are worried about what will happen in their country.