UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General Legwaila Joseph Legwaila, has said the peace process between Ethiopia and Eritrea is on track.

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) today completed a fact-finding mission in Ethiopia with a visit to jailed journalist Tamirate Zuma at the Kerchele Penitentiary in the capital, Addis Ababa.

Even though the number of journalists in jail has significantly decreased in recent years, Ethiopia has still some way to go towards achieving genuine press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on Thursday, according to Reuters.

The United States wants further talks with Ethiopia "on concrete actions and cooperation" in the war against terrorism, AFP quoted a White House spokesman, Ari Fleisher, saying on 5 October.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has granted the Tigray Regional State (northern Ethiopia) 18.7 million birr (about US $2.3 million) to help people displaced by the war with Eritrea, the Ethiopian News Agency (ENA) reported on 4 October.