Senegal

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Conjoined twins Marieme and Ndeye were not expected to live long but continue to get stronger.

Senegal football star Idrissa Gueye signs for PSG

Idrissa Gueye
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Gueye (in green) played for Senegal at the Africa Nations Cup in Egypt

French club Paris St-Germain have announced the signing of Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye from Premier League side Everton.

The four-year deal is reportedly in the region of $36m (£30m).

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Gueye, 29, was a losing finalist with Senegal at the recent Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt and made the official "team of the tournament".

He scored four goals for Everton during his time in England, and returns to France where he spent seven seasons with Lille from 2008 to 2015.

Afcon 2019: Algeria's Riyad Mahrez feels love of his home town
Algeria's attempt to win the Afcon 2019 final will be led by Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez.

'Being a government minister is not easy'

Grammy award-winning Senegalese musician Youssou N’Dour has been reflecting on his brief political career, saying he was "really happy to work for my country".

He told BBC Focus on Africa that his 17 months as culture and tourism minister between 2012 and 2013 "was very hard".

Looking at it from the outside, he said, "you think that you touch a button and everything changes, but this is not the reality".

But he added that he still advises President Macky Sall.

He talked about his time in politics and his new album, History, to our colleague Veronique Edwards:

Senegalese icon Youssou N’Dour is a household name and one of Africa's great musicians
Senegal's urban dancers featuring in a documentary film
The Call of Dance is a documentary that captures the Senegalese urban dance scene.

The $10 Billion Energy Scandal

BP agreed to pay around ten billion dollars to a man involved in a suspicious energy deal.
BP has agreed to pay around ten billion dollars to a businessman involved in a suspicious energy deal. The energy giant bought Frank Timis’s stake in a gas field off the coast of Senegal for $250 million in 2017. But documents obtained by BBC Panorama and Africa Eye reveal that BP will also pay his company between nine and twelve billion dollars in royalties. Both BP and Mr Timis deny any wrongdoing.

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