The idea for The Douglas Review was born one day when I was out taking my daily walk in Van Cortlandt Park in The Bronx, New York. For a while I had been wondering why there was no serious go-to site for African issues such as politics and major international events. It occurred to me that Africans have a responsibility to act, and not wait for someone else to do it. The Ebola crisis and the ensuing lack of any significant African voices or doctors speaking out or sharing opinions on major cable networks crystallized this need as urgent for me.

Though Africa is a huge continent with so many countries, and although we cannot cover everything, The Douglas Review places focus on trending and current issues in health, technology, politics and world events. Africa, especially East and Southern Africa are emerging economies and are leading trends in technology worldwide.

I realized that there is a dearth of news sites that focus on serious African issues by Africans and predominantly for Africans in the continent and in the Diaspora. The Douglas Review aims to connect with these two geographical and cyber demographics and provide a platform that, so far, is woefully underrepresented. People all around the world should come to The Douglas Review to hear about Africa from Africans. We welcome you!