Sustained protests demanding the resignation of Sudan’s hardline president Omar al-Bashir probably remind him of the recent Algerian demonstrations that forced president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down. Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide in Darfur, has governed Sudan since 1989. The months-long protests were triggered by economic hardship but demonstrators now want Bashir to resign. It’s 30 years since his predecessor was overthrown. He could be next.

So much for the outcry over Jamal Khashoggi’s murder at the hands of Saudi officials. Aramco, the Saudi oil producer led by its CEO and president, Amin Nasser, has had international investors falling over themselves to buy a piece of the action — never mind the strong suspicion that Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, de facto boss of the kingdom’s economic renewal strategy, ordered the killing. This week’s debut international bond sale smashed all emerging-market records, drawing $100bn in orders. Hello, capitalism.