The African Union's 32nd Executive Council's meeting, comprising AU member states' foreign ministers, was officially opened on Thursday. Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat during the opening session called on member states to strengthen efforts towards the pan African bloc's financial independence. The annual meeting of African heads of state at the African Union begins tomorrow. The summit is being held under the theme: ‘Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation.’ The current A.U. president Alpha Conde of Guinea is expected to hand over the mantle to Rwanda’s Paul Kagame – in what is a yearly rotation of the presidency.