Voting in several conflict-hit pockets of Ethiopia was deemed impossible.
Gbagbo’s application comes three days after he returned to the country following his acquittal at the ICC.
Ambazonia Restoration Fighters in Ndian are holding the other five civil servants.
Ahead of the polls, the Ethiopian government had promised a democratic, free and fair election.
Kaunda's “very private ceremony” will be for “family and selected mourners”.