Noah Samara is founder and CEO of Worldspace Corporation.

Sub-Saharan Africa is in crisis. Political warfare, poverty, illiteracy and disease all contribute to a continent in extraordinary distress. Among the projects aimed at improving Africa's prospects, none is more imaginative than Afristar. This is the satellite broadcasting service of Worldspace Corporation. Using satellite broadcasts and inexpensive receivers, the Afristar goal is a continent linked by communications. Noah Samara explains how progress begins with the individual and access to information is key.