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Photo journal: Homeward bound

Mr Coulibaly lives in Abidjan, Ivory Coast’s main city, which is in the southern half of the country.

“The war has been very bad for me,” he says.

“I lost job opportunities because of it. And being cut off from my village is like being maimed.

“It is like a part of me has been cut off; a part of my freedom has been denied. But today I am happy because I am finally going home.”

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