Scientists have been making rapid advances in studies of genetic variations in European and East Asian populations. Now, populations in Africa, the cradle of the human race, are getting the same treatment.
Maurice is a TV producer and blogger for MEDEVA (Media Development in Africa), a Kenyan-based non-profit that trains young talent to make popular, public interest television and radio programmes, mostly for East African broadcasters.
Kenya's Mau Mau emergency is still raging more than 50 years since hostilities ceased.
Caroline Elkins, a professor of history at Harvard, talks with Jenny Attiyeh of ThoughtCast about the Mau Mau rebellion and the evidence she unearthed of human rights violations against the Kikuyu people by British authorities in Kenya.
More than 500,000 children of Mau Mau freedom fighters are demanding Sh3 trillion as compensation from the British government.
Last week, what should have been the momentous groundbreaking for the memorial to victims of torture and ill-treatment during the colonial era took place at the tip of Freedom Corner on Uhuru Park in Nairobi.
Much of the discussion is on the hashtag #MyBukusuDarling, which has now been used more than 8,000 times.
Kenya during the 1950s, was dominated by the Mau Mau uprising against the British. A central feature of this revolt was a desire on the part of the Kikuyu, along with some Embu and Meru people, for land taken by the Europeans.
Kenyans tortured by British colonial forces during the Mau Mau uprising will receive payouts totalling 20 million pounds, Foreign Secretary William Hague has announced.
Foreign Secretary William Hague has expressed regret and announced compensation for Kenyans tortured during the Mau Mau uprising in the 1950s.