Live from Accra
We've been broadcasting live from Accra as the golden jubilee celebrations get underway in the Ghanaian capital.
Network Africa running order details and timings
0'00" - Komla Dumor introduces the programme, goes through the menu billboard and hands over to the newsroom.
2'20" - Newsroom hands back to Komla, he introduces a taster of the last few hours celebrations.
4'03" - Nkrumah's legacy - Vera Kwakofi looks the independence leader's attempt to provide a backbone for Ghana's economy with the construction of the Akosombo dam.
7'13" - Independence montage - Voices from Ghana.
8'13" - Network Africa joins up with Julian Keane on The World Today for the next segment of the programme with musician Batman Samini.
9'24" - A taste of Ghana's musical highs over the last 50 years.
10'51" - Batman Samini interview.
15'47" - Goodbye to The World Today. Komla asks his young audience about Batman's assertion that music can really change things and reads some listeners' texts.
17'26" - Independence montage - Voices from Ghana.
18'27" - Network Africa Sport with Nick Cavell
19'07" - Kenneth Kaunda former president of Zambia, tells Komla what this day and the former leader, Kwame Nrumah mean to him.
24'02" - Komla returns to chat live to Batman Samini.
26'24" - programme ends.
Focus on Africa running order and timings
0'00" - Maureen Nkandu Mundea in London introduces the segment dedicated to Ghana's big day.
0'30" - President John Kuffour of Ghana, extract from address to the gathered crowd.
1'37" - Komla Dumor introduces Vera Kwakofi's round up of the day's events.
5'00" - Kwaku Sakyi-Addo looks at how Ghana compares with Malaysia, a country that achieved independence six months after Ghana in 1957.