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Retina scan may detect onset of Alzheimer’s disease years before symptoms emerge

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Early Alzheimer’s diagnosis could help sufferers access the appropriate medical and support services sooner. Researchers have discovered that a retina scan could help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease years before other symptoms start to emerge. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. It’s a debilitating, progressive condition that affects around …

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Nigeria: MTN wants electronic listing, reopens talks with SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission has resumed talks with MTN Nigeria over the telco’s planned listing on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. The Director-General, SEC, Mr. Mounir Gwarzo, told journalists in Lagos on Wednesday that the conversation had taken a new turn as the telecoms company was looking …

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To help fight fake news, Facebook surfaces Related Articles before you click

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Fake news is an ongoing battle for Facebook, but the latest feature is designed to help users make their own informed decision from more than one source. Facebook Related Articles have been popping up for a few years — but now the social media platform is loading related stories before …

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5 Kenyan girls develop new app to fight Female Genital Mutilation

Five school girls from Kenya: Stacy Owino, Cynthia Otieno, Purity Achieng, Mascrine Atieno and Ivy Akinyi, will be Africa’s only representatives at Technovation in California next month. A competition where girls aged 10 to 18 develop mobile phone apps to end problems in their communities for a chance to win $15,000. …

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19-year-old Ghanaian student Builds New Search Engine To Rival Google And YouTube

Gabriel Opare, a 19-year-old Ghanaian university student is making headlines in the tech industry for building a new search engine to rival Google and Youtube. According to Opare, his new search engine, Mudclo, will challenge the dominance of YouTube and Google Mudclo is a free search engine for videos where you can discover and …

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Benin, Liberia lead Africa in ranking at maiden global robotics competition

Benin and Liberia were ranked highest among the 40 African countries participating in the just ended FIRST Global Challenge robotics competition held in the United States capital, Washington DC. The six-round maiden international robotics event saw 163 national teams including 6 continental teams made up of students from around the world competing with the …

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