Iwindo was after the same today on the territory of Gabon lying river named district of the German colony of Cameroon , most of which in the 1911 by the Morocco-Congo agreement acquired Neukamerun was. The seat of the administration was Minkebe .
The German administration was carried out by the 12th Company of the Imperial Protection Force for Cameroon , newly formed in Yaoundé in the summer of 1912, under the leadership of Captain Theodor von Heigelin . By government decree of January 17, 1913, the Akoafim post area , which had previously belonged to Old Cameroon , was separated from the Ebolowa district and combined with the area of activity of the 11th Company. Heigelin was given the administrative powers for the district.
The company's location was initially the Ngarabinsam military post, which was formerly on French territory; in April 1914 the administrative headquarters were moved to Akoafim , only shortly before the outbreak of the First World War to Minkebe.