Can This Man Save Darfur?

The short, slight Parisian whose motorcade roared through Khartoum in mid-June was on familiar ground. Bernard Kouchner--France's new Foreign Minister--first went to Sudan three decades ago, during its bloody civil war, while running a little start-up relief group called Doctors Without Borders. With his former organization now a Nobel Laureate, Kouchner is back, trying to end the tragedy in Darfur, where government-supported militias have been rampaging for four years. He told TIME he was outraged by the death toll (upwards of 200,000, by some estimates), saying the world must "yell and make noise" about people's suffering.

Kouchner has spent his career...

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