Sofia de Oliveira Lima, CVJHP Representative, Cape Verde
Sofia de Oliveira Lima was born in the island of Santo Antão, but has been living in the capital, Praia, for 16 years where she practices law in a variety of areas. She also serves on the executive board of the Lawyers Association of Cape Verde. Sofia is a descendant of the legendary Wahnon family on her maternal side. She is the great granddaughter of Fernando Wahnon, who was also an attorney. She is the great-great granddaughter of Yonah Wahnon, who was among the first of the Wahnon clan to arrive in Cape Verde in the 19th century.
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