Senegalese Man Immolates Himself Outside Presidential Residence

Preferred life under previous administration

A Senegalese man has died after setting himself on fire on Monday outside the official residence of President Macky Sall in the capital, Dakar.

The unidentified man apparently said that life was better under ex-President Abdoulaye Wade, local media report.

He died in hospital where he was treated for burn wounds.

It is the first case of self-immolation in Senegal, a stable democracy hit by high unemployment, since Mr Sall beat Mr Wade in elections last year.