For six months Bankolay Turay and his sweetheart could only communicate via phone and text as the the Ebola crisis swept across West Africa.

Producer & director: Paul Myles
Reporter: Bankolay Turay

This video is part of a series we will be running on Ebola for the next eight weeks. Watch out for next week’s video.

These stories were developed by On Our Radar with a group of local citizen reporters as part of a web documentary called backintouch.org

The ‘After Ebola’ project (a collaboration between On Our Radar and New Internationalist) has been made possible with support from the European Journalism Centre’s Innovation in Development Reporting grant.

This story was syndicated through the African Network of Centres for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR).