Eyder Peralta appears in the following:
Monday, August 07, 2017
Kenyan democracy — often accompanied by violence — is tested Tuesday with elections for president and parliament. The president faces a longtime rival over issues including corruption and the economy.
Sunday, August 06, 2017
Kenya will hold elections for president this Tuesday. Amid the campaigning, many Kenyans are anxious about their future. The country has a history of electoral violence.
Friday, August 04, 2017
Paul Kagame has led Rwanda for 17 years and won re-election Friday. Many consider him a national hero for ending a genocide. But he's ruled with an iron fist and silenced all opposition.
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Paul Kagame will almost surely be re-elected on Friday. But the towering figure who brought order to the country also has instilled fear in those who might speak out against him.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Rwanda is not exactly the kind of set you might imagine for a romantic comedy. But one filmmaker is dreaming of laughing and falling in love in a country still living in the shadow of genocide.
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Nomadic herders in Kenya's northwest are having to move farther afield as sustained drought fundamentally changes the landscape. The result: no grasses for their herds.
Sunday, July 09, 2017
For two decades the U.S. imposed trade and financial sanctions on Sudan, saying it was responsible for carrying out a genocide. The move to lift sanctions was initiated by the Obama administration.
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
It's a national holiday commemorating the day in 1994 when the killing stopped, marking the end of a 100-day genocide that left nearly a million Rwandans dead.
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.