Eyder Peralta

Eyder Peralta appears in the following:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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South Africa Leads The African Continent In COVID-19 Cases

Thursday, April 09, 2020

One of South Africa's biggest private hospitals in Durban is in crisis after 66 people — at least 48 of which are on staff — tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Lockdown Ordered In Zimbabwe, Where The Economy And Health Care Already Suffer

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Zimbabwe's economy and health care system collapsed long before the coronavirus hit. The current lockdown has dealt the country yet one more blow.

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Public Concern Over Government-Enforced Coronavirus Containment

Saturday, April 04, 2020

As the coronavirus spreads, there is growing public concern over some of the methods being used by governments to enforce containment methods.

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Kenya Poet: 'Dear Corona Virus. Don't Be Surprised If You Fail.'

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Samuel Mang'era admits he is afraid of the virus, but he writes open letters to it without fear and with both sorrow and humor.

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In Kenya, Security Forces Attack Ferry Passengers Trying To Make Coronavirus Curfew

Friday, March 27, 2020

Dozens were injured in Mombasa as passengers surged toward the ferry and security forces dispersed them with teargas and force. The ferry was closing early and a huge crowd had built up at the dock.

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Bobi Wine, Ugandan Pop Star And Political Opposition Leader, Shares Some Health Tips

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The politician and artist has some helpful, and optimistic, advice for anyone left wondering what to do.

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College Student Wonders: In Hardcore Kenya, Is COVID-19 Lockdown Needed?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

As Kenya shuts down to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, one young Kenyan says his country has a lot of other threats to worry about.

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Manu Dibango And Aurlus Mabele, Two West African Musical Giants, Die Of COVID-19

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The coronavirus has taken the lives of two elderly musicians in Paris: Manu Dibango, a Cameroonian saxophone and vibraphone superstar, and Aurlus Mabele, the king of Congolese soukous music.

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Concern Grows Over Africa's Readiness For Coronavirus

Thursday, March 19, 2020

As more cases of the coronavirus are being reported in Africa, concern is growing about the continent's woefully unprepared health care systems.

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Monitoring How Other Countries Are Handling Coronavirus Cases

Thursday, March 19, 2020

We've heard a great deal about the experience of the coronavirus pandemic in China and Europe but how is it impacting other countries? We check in with our reporters in Pakistan, Kenya and Mexico.

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Kenya Criticized For Letting China Flights Land Amid Coronavirus Scare

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

African nations are taking the coronavirus seriously. In Kenya, the government is facing a lawsuit over allowing flights from China to enter the country.

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Amid Dwindling Supplies, Africans Are Trapped In China's Coronavirus Epicenter

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Africans living in Wuhan province are stranded in China. Most African governments have told their citizens that they will not evacuate them out of areas stricken by the coronavirus.

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In Kenya, A Rise In Attacks By Islamist Al-Shabab Insurgents

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Kenya has seen an uptick in the number of attacks by Islamist al-Shabab insurgents, including on a base housing U.S. troops. That has left Kenyans in the northeast of the country very nervous.

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The Men Who Are Boycotting Valentine's Day In Kenya

Friday, February 14, 2020

Valentine's Day would seem a strange date for men-only events, but in Kenya, relations between the sexes are so fraught the males are running to the safe spaces of men's empowerment conferences.

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