Eyder Peralta appears in the following:
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
A growing middle class became a symbol of progress on the African continent. But the pandemic has hit Kenya's middle class hard, reducing many to selling vegetables to feed their families.
Thursday, July 02, 2020
The killing of Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, a popular singer and activist, Monday has unleashed violent protests in Ethiopia. It has also brought a simmering political crisis to a boil.
Friday, June 26, 2020
Just as Congo was about to celebrate the eradication of Ebola in one of the biggest ever outbreaks, the virus has cropped up elsewhere in the country.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Nations that are heavily dependent on tourism are trying to walk a fine line between the need to reopen their beaches and resorts and the risk of importing more cases of the coronavirus.
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Kenya's notoriously brutal police force has acted with impunity since colonial times. It was founded by the British who ruled Kenya, but is now funded and trained by the United States.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
The current wave of the U.S. protests bringing down Confederate monuments has echoes in African social movements toppling statues of colonial rulers.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Will the continent see a disastrous wave of cases? Or will it be spared the brunt of the pandemic? Different researchers have different theories.
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
A controversial WHO study predicts the coronavirus will spread differently in Africa than it has elsewhere and claim lives of 190,000 Africans — a far less dire outcome than predicted earlier.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
As Kenya emerges from coronavirus lockdown, officials are rationing the amount of food and alcohol customers can order — to keep the crowds manageable and sober.
Monday, May 11, 2020
Tanzania's president John Magufuli, who holds a doctorate in chemistry, is denying a spike in the country's coronavirus cases, claiming that positive COVID-19 tests are fake.
Monday, May 04, 2020
A look at how Kenya, India and the United Kingdom are dealing with the issue of when and how to reopen after the coronavirus lockdown.
Sunday, May 03, 2020
A Nigerian poet under coronavirus lockdown searches for African poetry to give meaning to the moment.
Sunday, May 03, 2020
NPR's reporter in Nairobi finds his parents connecting with his kids through TikTok. Formerly the realm of Gen Z, the app's now a family board game where Grandma and Grandpa reveal their silly selves.
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Uganda's government has used the coronavirus as a pretext to arrest dissidents, including a novelist whose fiction satirizes its strongman president.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Using methods developed with help from the U.S., South Africa has deployed an army of 28,000 contact tracers to track the spread of the coronavirus, and has flattened the curve of infections.
Friday, April 17, 2020
The COVID-19 lockdown in Europe means no weddings, funerals, or dinner parties — drying up the market for flowers and the livelihood of Kenyan farmers who export their blooms.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
A photo on social media showing Africa's second-highest mountain from Nairobi made many Kenyans cry foul. But the photo — shot on a day free of pollution, because of COVID-19 restrictions — is real.
Monday, April 13, 2020
NPR correspondents in Paris, Nairobi and Rio de Janeiro relay how the countries they cover have adapted to life in the age of the coronavirus.
Friday, April 10, 2020
"I would say to the rest of the world that there is one thing that we have left when we are in trouble, and that is the hope that we will see tomorrow," Evan Mawarire, a Zimbabwean pastor, tells NPR.
Thursday, April 09, 2020
The leader admonished Ugandans for exercising outside during the pandemic rather than indoors — and promised to release a video tutorial. He did it on Thursday, to the delight of many in the country.