Piracy seems like an issue of the past, yet even today heavily armed pirates off the coast of Somalia have become an immense geopolitical problem. In the meantime, the issue has even earned itself a Wikipedia entry.
More than a thousand pirates currently threaten important international shipping routes as well as essential food shipments off of the Horn of Africa, leaving the ramshackle Somalian government completely overwhelmed.
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The year 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, and with it the official debut of a prodigious crowdsourcing project. In March the German National Library, along with the University of Oxford and the european digital library – Europeana – began the call for contributions to their project, “The First World War in everyday documents”. The project will be made up of photos, letters, diaries, film, voice recordings and memorabilia from the era. The project will be expanding upon the Great War Archive, begun in 2008 by the University of Oxford. The goal is to have archival material from at least 10 countries collected and made accessible to the public by 2014.
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