In Mtanzania today, a remarkable story, particularly when you note that this is a respectable newspaper, nothing like Sani: an elderly woman apparently fell from the sky above Shinyanga.
The article doesn’t explain how she was “travelling through the air”, but it doesn’t need to: travelling by ‘ungo’ (flying basket) is a familiar concept in Tanzania. Fallen-from-the-sky stories appear fairly regularly in the press. Occasionally, they are told with some scepticism. But often, as in this case, they are told entirely at face value. Continue reading