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To a language that would see itself as the language of philosophy, it is helpful to oppose this multiplicity, and so to subject it to a deterritorialization that would make it conscious of its inscription in difference. Goethe put it well: “We know nothing of our own language if we don’t know any other.” The philosophical dictionary whose project must then be pursued indefinitely is not one that would give equivalents of the same concept in different languages (themselves evidently also conceptual or “abstract”) but one that deterritorializes the ways of speaking that make use of the word in question, and ultimately leads us to become aware of our conditions of living in what Hannah Arendt calls “the unsteady ambivalence of the world.”
—  Souleymane Bachir Diagne, “The Ink of the Scholars: Reflections on Philosophy in Africa”

Rwanda, 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago this week, the Rwandan genocide began. It’s estimated 800,000 to a million people were killed over 100 days. Most were Tutsi but tens of thousands were moderate Hutu and others caught in the slaughter.

The country today is commemorating by holding a week of mourning alongside a longer 100-day vigil.

The #Rwanda20yrs hashtag on Twitter is an at times sobering, enlightening and inspiring access point to news, resources and personal accounts of the period.

Here’s some of what we’ve been reading through:

Image: Via National Geographic, “A man tries to unlock a cell door at a hospital in Kigali, Rwanda in 1994. As the genocide spread across the country, doctors and staff of the main psychological hospital in Kigali fled or were killed leaving the patients to care for themselves.” Photo by David Guttenfelder. Revisiting the Rwandan Genocide: Origin Stories From The Associated Press. Select to embiggen.

LA MASIA

  • Deal on the return of B team defender Diawandou Diagne (20) to Belgian 2nd division team Eupen has been closed. Player will join in coming days. [l’avenir]
  • Youth team winger Bobby Adekanye (16) has joined English club Liverpool. He was one of the five transfers that were banned from playing for the club over claims they were illegally signed. [dailymail]

LOAN WATCH

  • Barcelona sources confirm they are holding talks with English club West Ham on a possible permanent transfer of Alex Song (27). No deal has been made yet. Song has agreed to personal terms with West Ham and is now awaiting a medical. A fee is yet to be agreed with Barcelona. Manchester City, AC Milan, and Inter Milan were also interested. [rac1, dailymail, sky]
  • Gerard Deulofeu (21), who was on loan at Sevilla, has joined English club Everton on a 3-year deal. [premierleague]
  • Ibrahim Afellay (26), whose contract at Barcelona has expired, has been offered to Italian club Lazio. [sportmediaset]

SQUAD

  • Chile (with Claudio Bravo) and Argentina (with Javier Mascherano and Lionel Messi) will face each other in the 2015 Copa América final on 4 July. 
  • Martín Montoya (24) has signed a 2-year loan deal with Italian club Inter Milan. Barcelona will get 1.5M for his loan. Buy option for 7M available. [90min, md]
  • After UEFA lifted the financial fair play restrictions, French club PSG are again interested in signing Pedro (27) this summer. [lequipe]

TRANSFER RUMOURS

  • Barcelona coach Luis Enrique asked the Club to sign 2 players this summer: winger Aleix Vidal (25) and midfielder Arda Turan (28). Enrique also wants an extra midfielder before Barcelona’s pre-season on 13 July. He handed the Club a list with 4 names. [md, ara]
  • Barcelona had a deal with İlkay Gündoğan, number 3 on midfield wishlist, but Enrique prefers one of top 2, Arda Turan among those. [ara]
  • Barcelona would pay between 35 and 40M for Turan. Managing committee wants the new president to announce the deal while Enrique wants him at the start of pre-season. Club sources say the managing committee could still sign the deal. They asked for more information. [esport3, cope, md, sport, ara]
  • Barcelona have a verbal agreement with Italian club Juventus who won’t sell midfielder Paul Pogba (22) this summer. They have reached an agreement on his transfer for the 2016/17 season. Barcelona’s next president will have to finalize the deal on his transfer after the elections. [ser, sport]
  • Barcelona’s managing committee will meet on Monday evening. They could then decide if they will sign the Turan deal or not. [rac1]
  • Three Barcelona executives are in Brazil for talks with Brazilian club Fluminense on midfielder Gerson (18), on whom Barcelona have first option. [md] 
  • Alex Vidal (25) and, if a deal is closed, Arda Turan will be Barcelona’s only summer signings during this summer transfer window. [sport]
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Blackout. So the theme is Uprising and my favorite part of black resistance history the Haitian revolution. Fuck white supremacy. Fuck white violence. Africa for the Africans. My names Ahmed Diagne I’m an organizer for racial justice and a radical one at that. I love my people and I know what we were,what we can be,and what we will be. We are the start and the end. Black is beautiful that will always be the trend. Love it or or hate you know that it’s true. Pick what side of history your on. Because I know what side i would die for. The universe is calling. Is it calling you?