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Journalist The Sunday Mail
Shamiso Yikoniko is an award-winning journalist for The Sunday Mail, a Zimbabwe weekly newspaper. She has reported on issues of empowering rural communities and public health. In 2014, she was awarded the National Arts Merit Award for Outstanding Print Journalist by the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe. Yikoniko holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and communications from Midlands State University in Gweru, Zimbabwe. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in international relations.