Eyder Peralta appears in the following:
Monday, April 02, 2018
Critics worry the ban will leave more children on the streets. But supporters say Ethiopia can and should take care of its own. "Even if we are poor, it's better to be with our society," says one.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
The data-mining company is embroiled in scandal with Facebook over the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Cambridge Analytica reportedly has been involved in over 200 elections, including Kenya.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
In East Africa there is an undisputed king of pop: Diamond Platnumz. Every month, it seems, he is putting out yet another hit full of plaintive lyrics and undeniable beats.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Sudan lived most of his life in a zoo in the Czech Republic but was brought to a conservancy in Kenya in 2009 as part of a last-ditch effort to save his species. He died at the conservancy at age 45.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Protests have raged across Ethiopia for three years — and they're spilling over to the country's favorite sport.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
The Afro-futuristic superhero movie Black Panther opened to rave reviews in Africa, with many welcoming its celebration of traditional cultures and imagining a better world.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Dar es Salaam is the only East African city with a bus rapid transit system. It is a model for so many African cities that are growing at an intense pace, but don't have the kind of money they need to build more expensive infrastructure.
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Government officials in Kenya defied a court order and refused to put four private television stations back on the air. The government is also supposed to release an opposition leader.
Friday, February 02, 2018
The government shut off three news stations to prevent coverage of the opposition leader declaring himself president. Press freedom advocates worry it represents a slide toward authoritarianism.
Thursday, February 01, 2018
Kenya's government turned off the nation's broadcasters so they couldn't cover the opposition's show of inaugurating their candidate, who failed to win the presidency.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Raila Odinga lost two elections, but he says there was fraud. To protest, he's holding his own swearing-in ceremony Tuesday. The government refuses to allow broadcasters to show the event on TV.
Monday, January 29, 2018
The meeting follows President Trump's derogatory comments about the continent. The leaders have focused on unity and fighting corruption but Trump's words hung over the gathering.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
One of Somalia's most legendary singers has died. Khadija Abdullahi Daleys was known as the mother of Somali music, and we have an appreciation.
Thursday, January 04, 2018
John Magufuli is the reformer Tanzania needs — a no-nonsense guy who has reined in corruption and profligate spending. But Tanzania's president also has a dark side. He has silenced his opposition and eroded basic freedoms of speech and of the press.
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
It's a turnaround for a government that has cracked down on dissent — and had not even admitted that it held political prisoners. The prime minister said a notorious prison would be closed.
Monday, December 25, 2017
The sound of most East African cities is dominated by a few things: motorcycles, buses, and shouts from street vendors. But in Tanzania's largest city the soundscape is dominated by something unexpected.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
House and Senate Republicans have hammered out details of a final tax overhaul bill. Also, the FCC is set to repeal net neutrality rules, and an update on Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers who were killed.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
On Thursday in Tanzania, the bodies of 14 United Nations peacekeepers killed last week in Democratic Republic of the Congo have been honored in a ceremony.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Following a prolonged and violent presidential election that had to be rerun after a court rejected the initial results, Kenya's incumbent president was sworn-in for a second term.
Monday, November 27, 2017
Kenya's long drawn-out presidential election riled the half of the country that supported the opposition contender. But for those who supported the incumbent winner, including those who live in Kenya's tea-growing highlands, the election offers stability.