Machetes and Firearms: The Organization of Massacres in Rwanda

  title={Machetes and Firearms: The Organization of Massacres in Rwanda},
  author={P. Verwimp},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={22 - 5}
  • P. Verwimp
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Peace Research
  • This article is a quantitative study of the use of machetes and firearms during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, Kibuye Prefecture. The machete is an agricultural tool owned by most Rwandan households and is believed to have been the prime instrument of killing during the genocide. The article addresses the question to what extent individual characteristics of victims (gender, age, occupation) and aspects of the Rwandan genocide (location of atrocities, point in time during the genocide) determined… CONTINUE READING
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