Oct 16 2011

New leader at legendary African newspaper

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One of the most decorated journalists in contemporary Africa — Gwen Lister, editor of the Namibian — has handed off her duties to her equally capable deputy, Tangedi Amupadhi.

The Namibian has for decades been a lonely voice of independent analysis in sparsely-populated Namibia, where the government has long been suspicious of the press and worked against stronger voices for civil society.

Lister has withstood relentless criticism from the government and its allies.

Amupadhi has won a Nieman fellow at Harvard University and been a prominent journalist in southern Africa for many years.

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