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Past articles by Eyder:

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William Ruto is declared the winner of Kenya's presidential election

The elections had been hailed as step forward for Kenyan democracy, with politicians focused on economic issues rather than tribal mobilization. Across Nairobi, scenes of celebration mixed with anger. → Read More

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The case of the incredible shrinking fritter: A report from Kenya's street stalls

Inflation — fueled by the pandemic, the war in Ukraine and local issues — has made everything more expensive, including the oil used to fry street food. Here's how vendors and customers are coping. → Read More

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A movement gains force to 'put South Africans first,' and to drive migrants out

The group Operation Dudula rallies against immigration, blaming foreigners for problems from crime to unemployment, and is gaining a following across South Africa. → Read More

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Drought and soaring food prices from Ukraine war leave millions in Africa starving

A report finds 23 million people are experiencing extreme hunger in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya, which face their worst drought in 40 years. Food prices hit record highs after Russia attacked Ukraine. → Read More

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See how Kharkiv's bomb squad neutralizes cluster bombs in Ukraine

Ukrainian forces are struggling to detonate mines that scatter over a wide area and are internationally banned, known as "cluster munitions." → Read More

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Photos: Russian forces were driven out of this village outside Kharkiv, Ukraine

Last month, Ukrainian forces pushed the Russians out of the village of Mala Rohan. NPR goes inside the warehouse Russia had used as temporary barracks. → Read More

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South Africa eases most COVID restrictions, citing high population immunity

Up to 80% of South Africans are either vaccinated or have recovered from an infection The only vestige of COVID-19 rules are masks, which are still required in public spaces and on public transport. → Read More

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C. Tangana embraces tradition on his groundbreaking album, 'El Madrileño'

NPR's Eyder Peralta speaks with Spanish rapper C. Tangana about his highly-acclaimed and Grammy-nominated album, "El Madrileño." → Read More

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Sudan's civilian prime minister has been reinstated, but the protests aren't over yet

Sudan's civilian prime minister has been reinstated after having been removed from power by the country's military a month ago. But protesters aren't satisfied with the deal that was made. → Read More

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Rebels are closing in on Ethiopia's capital. Its collapse could bring regional chaos

A newly formed rebel alliance led by the Tigray People's Liberation Front is within striking distance of Addis Ababa. A failed state could displace millions of people and stoke more ethnic violence. → Read More

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Social media misinformation stokes a worsening civil war in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, old ethnic tensions are being incited in new ways. And that means the bloody civil war may be entering an even more destructive phase. → Read More

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Research Shows This Drug Shouldn't Be Used For COVID-19, But In South Africa Many Do

The South African government is trying to discourage the use of ivermectin, an anti-parasitic medication, as an anti-COVID-19 therapeutic. But some doctors are prescribing it anyway. → Read More

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Why South Africa Banned Booze — And What Happened Next

The hope was that if people weren't out drinking, they wouldn't be spreading the coronavirus. There were unforeseen benefits to the ban, which ended last month — and negative impacts as well. → Read More

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli, A COVID-19 Skeptic, Has Died

Magufuli had not been seen in public since the end of February, fueling speculation that he was ill. Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan announced his death on state television. → Read More

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History Repeats Itself: COVID-19 Vaccine Inequities Echo HIV Crisis

People were dying of a disease that could be treated — but in poor countries, they did not have access to medicines that could help. That was the story of HIV — and now of COVID-19. → Read More

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Uganda's Ruler Museveni Defends Violent Crackdown In Bid For 6th Term

President Yoweri Museveni, in power since 1986, spoke to NPR ahead of Thursday's election. His main challenger, Bobi Wine, said Tuesday the military had killed his driver and his home had been raided. → Read More

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Ugandans Worry Insurrection In D.C. May Affect Elections In Their Country

Uganda is a week away from its contentious presidential election. And after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, some Ugandans are worried about what will happen in their country. → Read More

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Sudan, Which Once Sheltered Bin Laden, Removed From U.S. Terrorism List

The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum announced that the statutory 45 days had lapsed since President Trump gave Congress notice of Sudan's removal from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. → Read More

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'I Have Lost Everything': Ethiopian Refugees Flee For Their Lives

Last month, the Ethiopian government launched an offensive against a rebellious regional government. The ensuing conflict has killed hundreds, and almost 50,000 Ethiopians have crossed into Sudan. → Read More

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What To Know About Ethiopia's Tigray Conflict

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered a government offensive after accusing the Tigray People's Liberation Front of attacking Ethiopia's military. There are fears the conflict may escalate into civil war. → Read More