The Africa and Orient Review had its offices at 158 Fleet Street. Launched in 1912 by Duse Mohamed Ali, an Egyptian-Sudanese actor, playwright, journalist and editor, as the African Times and Orient Review, it was the first political journal ever published in Britain by black people. The first issue was published in July 1912 and throughout the years significant figures contributed to the journal, including Marcus Garvey and Kobina Sekyi. Its stance was anti-imperialist and its articles confronted issues of racism and discrimination and encouraged solidarity between Africans and Asians. Its circulation was international, with readers in the United States and the Caribbean and across Europe, Africa and Asia.