Eyder Peralta

Eyder Peralta appears in the following:

Liberation Day: What July 4 Means To Rwanda

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

There's another country that marks July 4: the African nation of Rwanda. July 4 was named the day the killing stopped in 1994, marking an end to a 100-day genocide that killed nearly 1 million people.


I Spent 4 Days In Jail In South Sudan. I Won't Stop Reporting On The Crisis There

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

NPR's East Africa correspondent Eyder Peralta was seized by armed men and imprisoned without charge just after he'd been given permission to report in South Sudan, ravaged by civil war since 2013.


Economic Collapse And Government Paranoia In South Sudan

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Fighting in South Sudan has led to violence and famine throughout the country and has spawned the fastest-growing refugee crisis in the world.


NPR Reporter Recounts Detention In South Sudan

Friday, June 16, 2017

NPR's Eyder Peralta was recently jailed in South Sudan as he tried to report on the war-torn country. He talks about his experience, and the country's ongoing civil war.


Kenya Announces Ban On Plastic Bags

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Kenya is the latest African country to combat the environmental problems caused by plastic bags. They litter the landscape, but many Kenyans find them indispensable for daily life.


Why East Africa Is Hooked On Telenovelas

Monday, June 05, 2017

Both Latin American and homegrown telenovelas are booming in East Africa. It's a trend that reveals kinship between long-suffering countries an ocean apart.


Price Of Corn, A Kenyan Staple, Soars

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Food prices are soaring in Kenya and now a beloved staple, ugali, is out of reach for many working-class people. The government blames the high prices on drought, while some blame corruption.


Kenyans Cheer Opening Of Mombasa-Nairobi Railway

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The line was financed with more than $3 billion borrowed from the Chinese government. A Chinese company built it, and a Chinese company will operate it for the first five years.


Video Shows Police Officer In Kenya Shooting Gang Member Repeatedly

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

A police shooting caught on video and played repeatedly on social media sparked a familiar debate. Some praise police, others say police should stop killing young men in the poor neighborhood.


U.N. Condemns 'Grotesque Rape Chants' By Burundi Youth Militia

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A top United Nations official said a video depicting the chants was part of a "campaign of fear and terror." The government says "influences outside the party" are responsible.


Battle Over Free Sanitary Pads Lands Ugandan Activist In Jail

Monday, April 10, 2017

Stella Nyanzi's latest run-in with the regime of President Museveni began with a fight for free sanitary pads for school-age girls. Then she wrote about the president and his wife on social media.


Somali President Offers Jihadi Group Amnesty Option For 60 Days

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has said the country is at war with al-Shabab, a jihadi group. He has given the group 60 days to surrender in return for education and jobs.


As Thousands Flee South Sudan, Ugandan Refugee Camp Becomes World's Largest

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

People fleeing South Sudan's brutal civil war have streamed across the border to Uganda, where the Bidi Bidi camp now hosts more than 270,000 people. It's become the biggest refugee camp in the world.


Nairobi's Kenyatta Market Offers A Scene Right Out Of 'High Fidelity'

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

In the recesses of Nairobi's sprawling Kenyatta market waft the sounds of rumba. Between merchants selling roasted meat, sits a man who has been selling vinyl albums from the spot for nearly 30 years.


In Kenya, Nomadic Herders And Police Clash Over Pastures

Monday, April 03, 2017

Nomadic herders are invading wildlife conservancies in the Rift Valley in search of pasture for their cattle, resulting in violence as police move in. But some local farmers say it's more complicated.


'Hard To Comprehend' The Effect Of U.S. Humanitarian Aid Cuts

Sunday, April 02, 2017

The Trump administration is seeking deep cuts to the country's humanitarian budget. This comes at a critical time in Africa, where three countries are facing famine.


14-Year-Old Who Fled South Sudan: 'They're Killing Women, Children'

Friday, March 10, 2017

The fighting in South Sudan has intensified. In search of refuge, thousands are pouring into neighboring Uganda.


South Sudan's Civil War Sparks Africa's Largest Refugee Crisis

Friday, March 03, 2017

Nearly half a million South Sudanese have fled into northern Uganda since last July, carrying with them signs of abuse, famine and tales of ethnic violence.


Kenya's Censorship King: Head Of Film Board Accused Of Overstepping

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Ezekiel Mutua is the head of Kenya's film board. He's really just supposed to rate films and other media. But over the past year, he has undertaken a censorship crusade expanding his mandate into the Internet, music and even forcing the cancellation of a lesbian speed-dating event.


Environmentalists Are At Odds With Kenya's Government Over Rail Line

Monday, February 20, 2017

Kenya's government wants to run a rail line across Nairobi National Park. Environmentalists are against the plan. The government says the line will use a platform above the park to lesson its impact.