Eyder Peralta

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Cambridge Analytica Scandal Ripples Across The World

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.


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

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.


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

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.


In Ethiopia, Bitter Social Conflict Plays Out On The Soccer Field

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Protests have raged across Ethiopia for three years — and they're spilling over to the country's favorite sport.


'Black Panther' Sells Out African Theaters

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.


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

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.


Despite Court Order, Kenyan Government Keeps TV Stations Closed

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.


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

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.


Kenya Government Standoff With TV Stations Enter Day 3

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.


Kenya Opposition Presidential Candidate Refuses To Give Up

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.


30th Meeting Of The African Union Held In Ethiopia

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.


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

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.


Critics Of Tanzania's President Say He's Moved Country Toward Authoritarianism

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.


Ethiopia Says It Will Free All Of Its Political Prisoners

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.


Hear The Unique Soundscape Of Tanzania's Largest City

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.


News Brief: Senate And House Republicans Agree On Tax Bill, FCC To Repeal Net Neutrality

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.


U.N. Peacekeepers Honored In Tanzania

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.


Security Tightened In Kenya For President Kenyatta's Swearing-In

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.


Why Kenya's Tea-Growing Highlands Didn't Experience Election Chaos, Violence

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.


Kenya's Supreme Court Upholds Presidential Election Results

Monday, November 20, 2017

Kenya's supreme court dismissed challenges to last month's rerun of the presidential election, meaning incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta will be sworn in as president for a second term. This prompted a violent reaction from opposition supporters.