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After Four Years And One False Start, Discrimination Watchdog Gets New Boss

Ahuja is chief of staff at the advocacy group Girls for Gender Equity. She previously worked at City Council as the deputy director of policy and innovation from under then-Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

By Yoav Gonen (thecity.nyc) City officials ended a four-year vacancy by finally naming a chairperson to lead an independent workplace discrimination, diversity and sexual harrassment watchdog. Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson jointly picked Sasha Neha Ahuja, a former Planned Parenthood official, to head the Equal Employment Practices Commission. The commission […]

DR Congo Ebola outbreak declared global health emergency

"It is time for the world to take notice," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference in Geneva at which the emergency was declared.

DR Congo Ebola outbreak declared global health emergency

By BBC The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo a “public health emergency of international concern.” The move may encourage wealthy donor countries to provide more cash. But the WHO stopped short of saying borders should be closed, saying the risk of the disease spreading outside the […]

CARICOM leaders add more categories to free travel

By Bert Wilkinson, New York Amsterdam News

CARICOM leaders add more categories to free travel

One of the main bugbears to progress in the 15-nation Caribbean Community has been linked to the slow pace of implementation of rules regarding free movement and resettlement of various categories of workers but leaders say they are moving to improve the work pace. At last week’s main leaders summit in idyllic St. Lucia, the […]

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