In Gabon's capital Libreville, locals reacted to the news that President Ali Bongo will seek a third term in elections on August 26.
For some, Bongo will win in August's presidential elections because of his record on unemployment and the country's economic development.
Bongo has been in power for 14 years since taking over from his father, Omar Bongo Ondimba, in 2009. His father had ruled for 41 years.
His narrow re-election in 2016 against rival Jean Ping sparked violence in the capital, when sections of the opposition claimed the results were fixed.
For Franck Ogandaga, an unemployed 31 year-old, Bongo's re-election is not guaranteed.
"I don't think he has a chance of winning, unless he uses force again, like in 2016... If it's at the ballot box, the people of Gabon won't vote for him," says Ogandaga.
Gabon is one of Africa's richest countries in terms of capita GDP. Its wealth is due in large part to its oil revenues and its relatively small population of 2.3 million people.