This is in part due to an Islamic terrorist organisation fighting hard and dirty to keep outside influences and Western-style education to a minimum, in part to the mistrust of white people and the free things being handed out by Western NGOs, and in part to widely held belief that the immunisation programme is actually a covert sterilisation programme of Muslim children. Fighting these is the Nigerian government, which sends immunisation teams and health workers out to every home to persuade parents of the benefits of vaccination. Bill Gates, too, is meeting with some success in the area, while polio victims talk to parents and show them the effects of the disease.
If it all sounds depressing in its familiar elements of ignorance, suspicion, and malign influence, Adepitan’s upbeat film, peopled by a cast of cheerful optimists and hopeful activists, adds a degree of cheer. But it’s still a grim watch – with a particularly grim ending.
This ever-popular Indian restaurant is something of a Stoke Newington stalwart, with a local history stretching back to 2002. It's also from a family that have been running Indian restaurants in London since the early '80s - beginning with Mother India over on Lower Clapton Road. There's certainly plenty of choice on a menu that covers most curry house bases - think samosas, bhajis, vindaloos, jalfrezis, biryanis and bhunas. The most interesting options, though, come from the tandoor and from chef specials such as shatkora gosht, royal sagrana and keema korai - a Punjabi dish of minced lamb cooked in a spicy sauce with peppers, green peas, fresh green chilli, onions and the house garam masala. Keep an eye out for special offers, as well as a good-value Sunday buffet. Delivery and take away services are available, too.
Venue says: “Happy hour - two-for-one on all mains when dining in (excluding any king prawn dishes). Available every day from 5.30pm until 8.30pm.”