About the Namibian

The Namibian is the largest daily newspaper in Namibia. It is published in English and a section in Oshiwambo on Fridays.

The newspaper was established in 1985 by journalist Gwen Lister as a weekly newspaper reliant on support of donors, which aimed to promote Namibian independence from South Africa. Its first edition appeared on 30 August of that year with a print run of 10,000.

The Namibian became a daily newspaper on 1 April 1989. It is owned by the private trust Free Press of Namibia, managed by its founding editor.