Eyder Peralta

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Upset Over Rising Prices, Protesters In Sudan Take To The Streets

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Rising prices, shortages of basics and growing frustration with Sudan's long-serving president have fueled a week of anti-government protests that are spreading across the country.

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Ugandan Singer-Turned-Politician Says Government Continues To Harass Him

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Bobi Wine is President Yoweri Museveni's biggest challenger. Wine says Uganda's constitution gives him the right to sing and to speak his mind, and how and when he does that is not up for debate.

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Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Ethiopia has stunned the world with its reforms. Eritreans face steep challenges if they want to follow suit.

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How An Exiled Activist In Minnesota Helped Spur Big Political Changes In Ethiopia

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Ethiopia's recent changes are due largely to an uprising by young men from the largest ethnic group, the Oromo. Their inspiration: Jawar Mohammed, who created a media network in exile in Minnesota.

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Ethiopia's Prime Minister Takes Strides In Solidifying Peace With Eritrea

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has lifted the state of emergency, released thousands of political prisoners, let dissidents return home and forged piece with neighboring Eritrea.

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'Peace Is Everything': Ethiopia And Eritrea Embrace Open Border After Long Conflict

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

In July, the countries declared the war was over; a couple of months later, they opened their border for the first time in almost 20 years. Some analysts caution big changes are coming too quickly.

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'It Has Been A Dream': Ethiopians Are Adjusting To Rapid Democratic Changes

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Ethiopia is going through a historic transformation. The country has welcomed a new reformist leader, forged peace with Eritrea and opened up a democratic space after decades of authoritarian rule.

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Spitting Cobra Finds Its Way Into The Backyard Of NPR's East Africa Correspondent

Saturday, November 24, 2018

A reporter's notebook from our correspondent in Kenya on finding a cobra in his backyard

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Kenya Implements Traffic Safety Regulations 15 Years After They Were Passed

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Kenya's urban landscape became less colorful as authorities implemented the regulations. In response, fleet owners pulled their vehicles off the streets, stranding thousands of commuters.

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Will South Sudan's New Peace Agreement Hold This Time?

Thursday, November 08, 2018

After years of devastating civil war and broken peace deals, South Sudan is at a crossroads again. While many displaced refugees are still afraid to return home, others see big reasons for hope.

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A New Chinese-Funded Railway In Kenya Sparks Debt-Trap Fears

Monday, October 08, 2018

China has become the biggest lender on the African continent. The Nairobi-to-Mombasa railway is a symbol of Kenya's ambitions. But critics say China is saddling Kenya with unsustainable debt.

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Melania Trump Stops In Kenya On 4-Nation Solo Trip

Friday, October 05, 2018

First lady Melania Trump is in Kenya visiting orphanages for children as well as for elephants. Her trip has focuses on issues affecting conservation and children and families.

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Ugandans Use Character From TV Ad To Criticize President Museveni

Monday, October 01, 2018

The president has ruled the East African country for more than 3 decades. Dissent is barely tolerated. Ugandans are expressing their contempt by comparing him to a country bumpkin featured in a TV ad.

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'Rafiki': The Lesbian Love Story That Kenya Banned And Then Unbanned

Friday, September 28, 2018

In the hopes of becoming an Oscar contender, the Kenyan film board allowed the movie to play in Nairobi for a week. Director Wanuri Kahiu sees it as the beginning of a fight for freedom of expression.

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Ugandans Nurse Scars From Disputes With Decades-Old Regime

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Opposition lawmaker and musician Bobi Wine returned to Uganda from the U.S. where he was being treated for injuries after a beating by presidential guards. In a country full of anger, what's next?

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Ugandan Opposition Lawmaker Met With Large Military Presence Upon Arrival Back Home

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Ugandan pop star and opposition lawmaker Bobi Wine returned to his homeland Thursday where he was met with a massive military presence aimed at choking off any protests in support.

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Kenyan Runner Eliud Kipchog Breaks World Marathon Record In Berlin

Monday, September 17, 2018

Two hours, one minute and 39 seconds. That's what it took Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge to break the world marathon record last weekend in Berlin.

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Scientist In Botswana Finds 87 Dead Elephants That Were Killed By Poachers

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

A scientist conducting a survey of elephants in Botswana found the carcasses of 87 elephants killed by poachers. The discovery points to a crisis in what is considered an elephant sanctuary in Africa.

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Following Disputed Election, Mnangagwa Sworn In As Zimbabwe's President

Monday, August 27, 2018

President Emmerson Mnangagwa delivered a conciliatory speech in which he promised to govern for "all Zimbabweans." The opposition leader insisted that Mnangagwa was illegitimate.

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Zimbabwe Court Upholds Presidential Election Of Emmerson Mnangagwa

Friday, August 24, 2018

Emmerson Mnangagwa will be Zimbabwe's next president, and only the second person to hold that title since the nation's independence in 1980. The constitutional court unanimously upheld his narrow victory in last month's election.

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