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After two decades, Lesotho’s new high commissioner is returning to the same Ottawa office where he spent six years as a young diplomat and the same city where his youngest child was born. This time, after a brief stint in federal politics and a lengthy public service career, Boomo Frank Sofonia returns for the top job. “That has gone a long way to helping me handle the job that I’m doing now,” said Mr. Sofonia, who arrived in

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Canada’s expertise, funding could help Lesotho’s reforms as it seeks renewed ties, says new envoy

By Samantha Wright Allen      

Lesotho's new high commissioner says Canadian know-how on democratic institutions and small business skills are of use to Lesotho, which faces widespread unemployment.

Lesotho'd Boomo Frank Sofonia returned to Ottawa this year as high commissioner, two decades after working in the very same office. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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