- Southern Sudan’s Minister for Transport Anthony Lino Makana (Left) and retired General Alison Monani Magaya listening to speeches to celebrate Magaya’s defection from NCP to SPLM, Yambio, Western Equatoria, South Sudan, Nov. 10, 2010 (ST)
Name: Alison Manani Magaya | Alison Monani Magaya
Position: South Sudan’s Minister of Interior
Political Party: Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM)
Career: Alison Monani Magaya was as South Sudan’s Interior Minister in the country’s first independence cabinet completing his integration into the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).
- Former NCP member, retired Major Gen Alison Magaya Monani, being received at Yambio airstrip after joining the SPLM, Western Equatoria, South Sudan, Nov. 10, 2010 (ST)
Ahead of South Sudan’s independence referendum Magaya announced in September 2010 that he and 60 other members of the National Congress Party (NCP) - the ruling party in north Sudan - joined the SPLM.
The retired Major General was received at Yambio airport, in Western Equatoria State, on 10 November 2011 as part of the reconciliation process.
- Women performing a traditional dance to welcome retired General Alison Monani Magaya, a former senior member Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party who has joined the SPLM, to Western Equatoria, South Sudan, Nov. 10, 2010 (ST)
Magaya served as a minister in the Government of National Unity the power and wealth sharing NCP-SPLM government, which ruled Sudan from 2005-2011.
He was the second senior politician from Western Equatoria to join the SPLM in the run up to South Sudan’s referendum following Charles Kisanga the former Secretary General of SPLM breakaway movement SPLM Democratic Change.