Eyder Peralta

Eyder Peralta appears in the following:

Finding Justice For Rape In Kenya

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Cases of child rape are usually adjudicated by family elders in eastern Kenya. But, with the help of activists, one family is trying to end the practice and force these cases into the judicial system.


This App Could Make Roads In Uganda Safer

Monday, June 11, 2018

Uganda is famous for having one of the worst road safety records in the world, but a technology company has stepped into the market with an app that could help change that.


Why Ethiopians Love Beer

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Ethiopians love beer and have been drinking it for ages. One particular home brew tops their list: tella.


Ethiopia Announces Peace Deal With Eritrea

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Ethiopia's Parliament announced an early end to a state of emergency and then the ruling party decided to unilaterally, and without any conditions, accept a peace deal with its neighbor Eritrea.


How Scientists In Kenya Are Trying To Understand Cow Emissions

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas and livestock account for a lot of the gas produced in agriculture. In Kenya, climate scientists are experimenting with different types of feed to reduce the amount cows burp.


News Brief: New Trump Tower Meeting Documents, NAFTA, Burundi Referendum

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Senators released new documents related to the Russia investigation. Also, negotiators working on overhauling NAFTA can't seem to bridge the gap between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico.


Tension Grows Around Referendum In Burundi

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Rights groups accuse the government of intimidating and even killing opponents of the vote, which could extend the rule of President Pierre Nkurunziza.


Scientific Debate Centers On Giant Crack In Africa's Rift Valley

Monday, May 14, 2018

A deep, wide gash has slashed across the Great Rift Valley floor in a geologically hot part of Kenya. Some wonder if East Africa will eventually separate from the continent.


Dam Collapse Leaves More Than 40 People Dead In Kenya

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The current rainy season has been devastating for the whole East African region. More than 140 people have been killed, and hundreds of thousands have been displaced.


She Strips, She Swears, She Goes To Jail ... For The Good Of Her Country

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Stella Nyanzi makes headlines in Uganda for protests about everything from corruption to sanitary pads. She's lost her job, landed in jail — and been brought to court to see if she's out of her mind.


'A Silent Extinction': Finding Peace And Saving Giraffes On A Lake In Kenya

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Nearly 40 percent of giraffes were wiped out in one generation. Now, Kenyan conservation efforts are helping to bring them back.


In Ethiopia, A New Ban On Foreign Adoptions Is About National Pride

Monday, April 02, 2018

Critics worry the ban will leave more children on the streets. But supporters say Ethiopia can and should take care of its own. "Even if we are poor, it's better to be with our society," says one.


Cambridge Analytica Scandal Ripples Across The World

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The data-mining company is embroiled in scandal with Facebook over the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Cambridge Analytica reportedly has been involved in over 200 elections, including Kenya.


In East Africa, Musical Superstar Diamond Platnumz Sees His Music As Much More Than Art

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

In East Africa there is an undisputed king of pop: Diamond Platnumz. Every month, it seems, he is putting out yet another hit full of plaintive lyrics and undeniable beats.


Sudan, World's Last Male Northern White Rhino, Dies

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Sudan lived most of his life in a zoo in the Czech Republic but was brought to a conservancy in Kenya in 2009 as part of a last-ditch effort to save his species. He died at the conservancy at age 45.


In Ethiopia, Bitter Social Conflict Plays Out On The Soccer Field

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Protests have raged across Ethiopia for three years — and they're spilling over to the country's favorite sport.


'Black Panther' Sells Out African Theaters

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Afro-futuristic superhero movie Black Panther opened to rave reviews in Africa, with many welcoming its celebration of traditional cultures and imagining a better world.


Tanzania's Biggest City Finds Success With Region's First Bus Rapid Transit System

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Dar es Salaam is the only East African city with a bus rapid transit system. It is a model for so many African cities that are growing at an intense pace, but don't have the kind of money they need to build more expensive infrastructure.


Despite Court Order, Kenyan Government Keeps TV Stations Closed

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Government officials in Kenya defied a court order and refused to put four private television stations back on the air. The government is also supposed to release an opposition leader.


As Government Ignores Court Order, Kenya's Media Blackout Continues

Friday, February 02, 2018

The government shut off three news stations to prevent coverage of the opposition leader declaring himself president. Press freedom advocates worry it represents a slide toward authoritarianism.