LOL - In the article is says that, to a "lay man," she can pass for 30. After seeing that photo, I think that she could pass for 60 to 65 in the U.S.
I've long noticed that Ethiopians appear to age faster than other people around the world. I don't know if it's (mal-)nutrition, the altitude, sanitation, genetics, or something else, but this really takes the cake. I can't chalk this up to rapid aging. If she really is 16, she'd have to have some kind of genetic disorder, like that movie with Robin Williams where he looks like he's 35 at age 12-ish.
If it's a combination of age-cheating and mal-nutrition, I have to seriously wonder how fast she (and other Ethiopians) could run with proper care.