Why Eswatini is Banning Facebook Amid Deadly Protests

Why Eswatini is Banning Facebook Amid Deadly Protests

MTN Eswatini and other mobile network operators have reportedly been ordered by the country’s government to suspend access to Facebook and its messenger app “until further notice.” This comes as Africa’s last absolute monarchy has been rocked by another week long surge of pro-democracy protests. Earlier this year in July, protest action began in the Southern African…