Please release Pokemon GO in South Africa!

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As of 15 September 2016, the Pokemon GO Plus item will be available for purchase in South Africa. However, the game itself, is still not available here in South Africa, or anywhere in Africa for that matter. On top of this, the continent of Africa does not have it's own regionally exclusive Pokemon, unlike most of the rest of the world.

Thus, this petition has 3 primary functions:

1) To ask Niantic to release Pokemon GO in South Africa as soon as possible.

2) To ask Niantic to make Pokemon GO available in all 54 African countries.

3) To provide a regionally exclusive Pokemon for Africa.

Despite it not being released here, many South Africans have found ways to play the game - however, we are frustrated and itching to play the game in a legitimate fashion.

We call on Niantic to release Pokemon GO for South Africa and allow us oft ignored African fans a chance to enjoy what our international counterparts have for ages: access to Pokemon!

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We would also like to thank Niantic for bringing such an amazingly fun game to the world and for granting us the opportunity to not only become Pokemon Masters but to meet new people and find a new thrill in exploring our world. 

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