On 4 April, the country’s Day of Peace and National Reconciliation, Angola celebrated two decades of peace. However, News24 reports that some former National Union for the Total Independence of Angola rebels, who fought under the late Jonas Savimbi, complained that the socio-political and economic status of the country had declined. In a statement, Unita’s Standing Committee of the Political Commission said it was concerned about “the vertiginous rise in the prices of basic food products, endemic corruption and the systemic and degradation of moral and civic value and the abuse and violation of human rights”. It also accused the government of failing to uphold all peace treaties agreed upon at the end of the 20 year civil war.