Eyder Peralta appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, March 10, 2017
The fighting in South Sudan has intensified. In search of refuge, thousands are pouring into neighboring Uganda.
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.
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.
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.