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”.
Zimbabwe recently imposed strict localised lockdowns in three districts that have recorded a surge in Covid-19 cases and banned gatherings.