Burundian President Pierre Nkuruniziza's announcement that he will not run for re-election in 2020 does not come as a surprise.
Since he won a controversial third term in 2015, he has consistently said that this would be his last term.
It was the opposition and sections of the media which did not believe him, maintaining that recent changes to the constitution were aimed at giving the 54-year-old Mr Nkurunziza another shot at the presidency.
But the ruling CNDD-FDD party had denied this, arguing that the main aim of the changes were to give a president more time - seven rather than five years - to implement policies.
As far as key members of the party are concerned, the man to watch is Evariste Ndayishimiye, the CNDD-FDD's general-secretary .
He seems to be given special treatment at events, suggesting that Mr Nkurunziza, in power since 2005, may be grooming him as his successor.