Eyder Peralta

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Pandemic Takes A Huge Toll On Kenya's Middle Class

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.


Thousands Take To The Streets In Ethiopia After The Killing Of A Popular Singer

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.


2nd-Deadliest Ebola Outbreak In History Declared Over

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.


Countries Balance Needed Tourism With Coronavirus Concerns

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.


Kenya's Police Are Notorious. Few People Are Protesting

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.


In Africa, Colonial-Era Statues Began Coming Down Decades Ago

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.


Why Forecasters Can't Make Up Their Mind About Africa And The Coronavirus

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.


New WHO Model Forecasts A Different Coronavirus Spread Pattern In Africa

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.


Kenya Opens Up Restaurants With New Restrictions

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.


Tanzania's President Blames Fake Positive Tests In The Spike In Coronavirus Cases

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.


Countries Worldwide Try To Figure Out When To Lift COVD-19 Restrictions

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.


Under Lockdown, A Nigerian Poet Encourages Others To Find 'Own Truth' In Poetry

Sunday, May 03, 2020

A Nigerian poet under coronavirus lockdown searches for African poetry to give meaning to the moment.


The Tie That Binds These Grandparents In Isolation? TikTok

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.


Uganda Cracks Down On Dissidents During Pandemic

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.


How South Africa Flattened Its COVID-19 Curve

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.


With Weddings And Celebrations Off In Europe, Kenyan Flower Growers Struggle

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.


From Nairobi, A Rare, Clear Glimpse Of Mount Kenya Drives Disbelief On Social Media

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.


Roundup: What The Coronavirus Response Looks Like In France, Kenya And Brazil

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.


In Zimbabwe Under Lockdown, 'Find That Resolve To Carry On No Matter What'

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.


Ugandan President Museveni Entertains With An Instructive Workout Video

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.