Millennial Gulf

A series reporting on youth-led initiatives in the realms of culture, politics, technology, and entrepreneurship in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The goal of Millennial Gulf is to elevate the voices of youth in the GCC and to deepen understanding of their concerns and aspirations.

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Amaani Yahya: Reaching out through Rap

Amaani Yahya might not be the first Yemeni woman to rap, but she is one of the first to use the artform to try to reach people outside Yemen.

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Moath Alofi: A Story of the City of Medina

Al-Medina al-Munawara is known primarily for the Prophet Muhammad’s mosque and his tomb inside it.

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Kuwait’s Community Coffeeshop Wave

Kuwait has had local traditional coffee shops, or maqhas, since its early years, starting with those in its local market, or souq.

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Kenaneya Farms: Connecting Community to the Source

Run by a young, second-generation farmer, Kenaneya Farm is located in Abdali, in northern Kuwait.

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Saudi Young Professionals in Silicon Valley

On his first visit to the United States since becoming crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman is scheduled to travel to Silicon Valley.

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Boutiqaat: Creating a Social Commerce Market in the Gulf

Social commerce is a new phenomenon. In “The Social Commerce System,” it is defined as “the expansion of e-commerce in the social networks on the Internet, in which social factors are significant, and consumers use the right to create content through the media via forums, ratings, reviews, and recommendations on different platforms.” At its core, Boutiqaat is similar to other e-commerce platforms such as Amazon, Alibaba, and Souq.

Street Art in Yemen: Artists Fight War through Graffiti

Yemen’s ongoing war has left millions of people displaced, hungry, and hopeless.

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