Pambazuka News published on 22 September 2016 a commentary titled "Somaliland's Sovereignty: Why Woodward Is Wrong" by Ahmed M.I. Egal, a Somalilander who grew up in Europe.
Egal takes issue with an article by Professor Peter Woodward, University of Reading, that appeared in an Australian journal. Woodward's article, which is available as a link, questioned the wisdom of independence for Somaliland. Egal rejects Woodward's analysis.