You dont become an Akatsuki member cause Its an Anime perhaps
Nope. She is assumed to be dead in manga. We'll have to wait and see who is the unnamed Akatsuki member in coming chapters.
No. The akatsuki members come to the people they want to recruit, and give them a test.
Her name is Konan btw.
Minato has no friend that became a member of Akatsuki.. only Jiraiya's friend (Orochimaru). None of Minato friend joined Akatsuki.
Yeah the akatsuki member Pain kills him.
Orochimaru... i think.
The female member of Akatsuki, is using paper techniques.
Before Sasori became a member of the akatsuki, Sasori was a member of the sand village.