Somalia – 3 June 2015

Clashes in Somalia leave 35 dead
At least 35 people, most of them civilians, have been killed in a week of clashes in villages near Somalia’s border with Ethiopia, officials and traditional elders said on Sunday.
The sources said the clashes involved Somali clan militia and members of the Liyu police, an Ethiopian paramilitary unit operating in Ethiopia’s ethnic Somali region.

Somaliland to pick Berbera port partner by end of year
Somaliland expects to choose a partner to develop and manage its Berbera port by the end of the year, with construction expected to start early next year, the breakaway territory’s foreign minister said on Wednesday.
Mohamed Behi Yonis said the state, which broke away from Somalia in 1991 but is not internationally recognised, was in talks with France’s Bollore, the Geneva-based Mediterranean Shipping Company and Dubai’s DP World.

Somali Parliament Postpones Motion No Confidence Against Jubaland Administration
Somali national assembly has postponed motion of no confidence against the interim regional state of Jubaland administration parliament.
The cancellation of the motion was resulted by lack of enough number of members of parliament in the house to decide on the motion.
Some members of Somali national assembly from Jubaland have earlier submitted the motion in the house against recently established regional parliament saying it was not transparent.